Japanese Translation Services

 

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  • Excellent customer service
  • Industry experts

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Get the best Japanese translation services in London and the UK

 

Asian Absolute’s Japanese translation services are recognised by clients in London, the UK, and worldwide as one of the company’s main strengths.

One of the reasons for this is that the highly skilled Japanese translators and interpreters we select for your project will always be native speakers. Usually, this means not just being a native of Japan, but of the specific region you want to trade with. So accent, dialect and other peculiarities of region-specific language add power to how you communicate. Do not detract from it.

Do you need a marketing specialist for your latest hard-hitting campaign? Technical expertise to localise an app or a product manual? Or a business expert for your forthcoming meeting?

Your Japanese linguist will also have qualifications and experience in your field. So that they use the same industry-specific terminology that you would in your mother tongue.

Why choose Asian Absolute?

You will find communicating with your target audience easily anywhere Japanese is spoken. You can smoothly find the expertise you need in all dialects and regions.

Equally, if you are searching for Japanese-to-English translation services, we have a global network of language specialists ready to support you. Unusually, we advise using native English speakers for these services. That’s because it’s the best way to guarantee that your English-language communications are ideally suited to the cultural preferences of your target audience.

 

  • Rely on high-quality language services which meet the industry’s ISO:9001 quality management standard
  • An internationally trusted Language Service Provider, member of the ATC, ATA and the other top global industry bodies
  • Exclusively native-language-speaking linguists let you communicate naturally in over 200 languages
  • You will always be matched with a qualified and experienced specialist in your industry or field
  • Ability to meet even the shortest deadlines thanks to a worldwide network working 24 hours a day

Testimonials

Asian Absolute helped FTChinese.com in the challenging task of building a world-class translation service. They provide top quality, personal service.

Financial Times

I was extremely impressed by Asian Absolute’s hard work to complete the project to our high standards and within a very tight timeframe.

Global Witness

Many thanks for your help and also for providing an interpreter for the week, she was absolutely fantastic and a real life-saver!

Guinness World Records

Japanese translators make your written communications sound natural

Written Japanese has three scripts – kanji, hiragana and katakana – and highly complicated grammar. No one else has the skill to render your text into your target language while retaining the coherent message, fluency and flair you built into your original. That’s why Asian Absolute’s Japanese translation services are consistently handled exclusively by native speakers, ensuring the highest quality of work.

Modern Japanese society often requires a degree of formality in the language used. But there are informal options. With a deep knowledge of this beautiful language, your personally matched Japanese translator will ensure you communicate confidently, no matter your target audience.

 

Japanese interpreters – spoken language, etiquette and body language experts

Spoken Japanese also requires a deep understanding of the subtle signals, mannerisms and expected conduct that bind Japanese society together. Mastery of the various points of verbal communication in Japanese – which can vary depending on the age and gender of the person you are speaking to, the locality and lifestyle, dialect and accent – can take a lifetime.

Therefore your Japanese interpreting services must be provided by a native linguist. Or, if you prefer, by a non-native speaker who has spent many years in Japan to achieve their current level of complete cultural immersion and understanding of etiquette and norms.

By being sensitive to elements such as these in your home and target languages, your linguist can guide you in achieving the best outcome for your current project. Asian Absolute can provide you with:

 

  • Japanese interpreters for business meetings in the UK, Japan and around the world
  • The linguists you need for presentations, speeches, conferences and more
  • Professional voice-over artists and the vocal talents required for effective dubbing

Japanese translation services specific to your industry

Every time you engage one of our linguists you will be working with a specialist in your field as well as in the language pair you need. This means that not only will differences in grammar, style and cultural preferences be accurately localised, you will also have a local’s understanding of the specific terminology used by your industry.

Asian Absolute provides high-quality Japanese translation services to clients in London, the UK and around the world in the following industries:

Engineering

Electronics

Life Sciences

Banking & Finance

Marketing & PR

Legal

e-Commerce

Gaming

Insurance

Travel & Tourism

Automotive

Manufacturing

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Kanji (漢字), Hiragana (平仮名) and Katakana (片仮名)?

The Japanese writing system includes three different scripts. These are Kanji, Hiragana, and Katakana.

Kanji are Chinese characters (the word Kanji literally means “Han characters”) that came to Japan from China. They are most commonly used in nouns. When they feature in adjectives or verbs they usually do so alongside Hiragana. Most sentences will include both.

Hiragana was introduced in the 9th century to simplify the Kanji writing system and Hiragana derives from Kanji characters. It is largely used for native Japanese words for which there is no Kanji, with each Hiragana representing a syllable. It can also be used to express a few extra sounds used in Japanese via digraphs of one normal and one smaller Hiragana character being written together.

Katakana represent each syllable that Hiragana does, but phonetically. It is most often used to represent foreign loanwords or to add emphasis. Like Hiragana, it was introduced in the 9th century and derives from Kanji.

While around 3000-4000 Kanji are known by the average educated Japanese person, there are “only” 46 Hiragana and a matching number of Katakana

What are Onyomi and Kunyomi in Japanese?

There are two different ways you can read Japanese Kanji characters (this is the Japanese script made up of Chinese characters).

The Kunyomi is the traditional Japanese pronunciation. You’ll see it most often when Kanji feature in verbs or adjectives.

The Onyomi is more like the original Chinese pronunciation. You’ll see it most often when Kanji feature in nouns.

Each Kanji can have several different Onyomi and/ or Kunyomi readings or just one or the other.

What is furigana (ふりがな) in Japanese?

Furigana can be thought of as a kind of small subtitle attached to Kanji characters that explain the Kanji to anyone who cannot read it.

It usually takes the form of a small piece of Hiragana or sometimes Katakana script written just beside the Kanji and indicates the correct pronunciation.

The Japanese language in the UK

The Japanese language has a small but growing presence in the UK. Around 50,000 people living in the UK are estimated to speak or understand at least some Japanese. The majority of these are native English speakers who have chosen to learn the language either through formal education or private tutoring.

Japanese is also taught as part of the curriculum in some UK schools. It is primarily oriented to students aged 11-18 and is usually available as part of the A-level or GCSE courses. In addition, several language schools in the UK offer Japanese classes for adults and private tutors offering tuition.

As well as being taught in schools, several organisations and societies are dedicated to promoting the Japanese language and culture in the UK. These include Japan Society, which organises events and activities throughout the year for people interested in learning about Japan and various university clubs and societies.

In recent years, there has been an increasing interest in Japanese culture and language in the UK. This is due to several factors, including increasing tourism from Japan to the UK and growing interest in anime and manga culture. As such, the presence of Japanese language and culture will likely continue to grow throughout the UK in years to come.

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