We stand ready to transform your messaging into Japanese for communication with the world’s third most important market
Our proficient Japanese translation team is ready to help you with your messaging to this important market. Japanese is spoken as a first or native language by approximately 128 million people, making it the eighth most spoken language worldwide in terms of native speakers.
The language of the world’s third largest economy
The International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the United Nations all agree, Japan is the country with the world’s third largest GDP.
A very exacting language
The Japanese, much like the French, are very exacting about their language. There are many levels of formality both in spoken and in written speech. Depending on the relationship to the person being addressed, speakers of Japanese adjust their language to demonstrate the proper amount of respect. This holds true in written communication as well. The levels of formality can be broadly broken down into three forms: kudaketa or the plain form, teinei or the simple polite form, and keigo or the advanced polite form.
Levels of formality key to the success of your message
Every language contains “markers” to distinguish formal and informal speech, however the system is far more complicated in Japanese as one is dealing not only with the concept of formal and informal but also the level of formality, with different verb forms depending on the level of politeness required.
You can convey a lot of information about yourself and make a good impression by using the right level of formality, whether it be a first introduction, an ongoing exchange or the issuance of a press release or public relations message.
When translating into Japanese, you need translators who can go beyond the simple translation of the document to understand the nature of the relationship between the service provider and audience, and be able to choose just the right form.
Our translators have spent years as translators and have a high degree of understanding of this aspect of document preparation. You can rest assured that the right level of politeness and formality will be applied, whether the document to be translated is an email, blog post, news release or marketing piece.
Let our team of Tokyo-based expert translators handle your Japanese translation and localization needs
Please contact us to discuss your requirements.
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