English-Japanese translation

We provide friendly, expert English-Japanese translation and transcreation services, particularly in the fields of media, publishing, hospitality and tourism. Recent projects include:

Website content for a global online accommodation portal

Training materials for a global HR company

A quarterly newsletter for a Japanese adhesive manufacturer

Marketing and sales materials for UK companies entering the Japanese market

Interviews conducted in Japanese for an US documentary

English subtitles for Japanese TV programmes

Academic articles on Japanese business, economics, and culture

Articles on Japanese tourist destinations and cultural heritage

Japanese books on personal development

Foreign rights catalogues for Japanese publishers

Translation checking

As part of the translation process we will, of course, rigorously check the translation. Further proofreading and editing is dependent on the text’s intended purpose and client’s in-house language capabilities. If the translation will be published online or in print, for example, you may wish to proofread the text in-house as part of the publication process. We can also provide proofreading and/or a second translator check, so please let us know your requirements.

Large projects

For larger projects we will assemble and coordinate a team of translators and translation checkers, while using translation memory tools and shared glossaries to maintain consistency. We can use existing glossaries provided by you or new glossaries and style guides creating during the translation process.

Transcreation and copywriting

If you require a less literal translation or translation combined with copywriting – for example, marketing materials with a message adapted for customers in Japan – please take a look at our marketing translation and transcreation services.

Translation cost

The cost to translate your text depends on several factors, including its length, technical language, the format and urgency. We are happy to provide a full estimate when the text is available. (If the text is not yet available, we may be able to give an approximate cost.) As a small specialist agency with low overheads, we offer a high-quality, personalized and competitively-priced service.

Please contact us with details of your requirements and we’ll get back to you quickly with an estimate.

Please do call or drop us a line to discuss how we can help your business, or for a no obligation estimate.​

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Professional affiliations

Tony is a qualified member of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting (ITI). Tony and Yoshie are members of the Japanese language specialist network of the ITI.

Partner organizations

WeDoJapan is an official business partner of Export to Japan, a project led by UKTI to assist UK companies doing business in Japan. See here for more details.