Language Connections delivers first-rate legal translation quickly. We use their interpreters for international training programs. These people are true professionals. We have found them to be extremely reliable and flexible.
Expertise in Japanese translation requires a deep knowledge of the culture. Our Japanese linguists are experienced in a wide variety of fields, including medical, technical, legal and business. Language Connections offers a full range of Japanese language services, from translation and website localization to multilingual DTP support and formatting of your documents. Need to launch your product in Tokyo? Call us.
Japanese language services
We offer a full range of Japanese language services to support communication goals, including:
- Japanese document translation
- Japanese interpretation
- Japanese website localization
- Japanese graphics and DTP
- Japanese multicultural marketing
- Japanese subtitling and voiceovers
- Japanese transcription
- Japanese E-learning support
- Japanese language consulting and training
- Japanese conference services
Japanese as a Language
Japanese, 日本語 (Nihongo, or “origin-of-the-sun language”), is the native language of more than 125 million people, almost all of whom reside in Japan. The largest groups of expatriate speakers live in the Americas, primarily Hawaii, where 12% of the population speaks it. There are also several million speakers in Brazil and in the rest of the United States, as well as in some communities in Vancouver, Canada.
As compared to nearly all the other major languages, Japanese is quite discrete. A common misconception is that Japanese and Chinese are closely related. In fact, they come from entirely different language groups, despite being neighbors geographically. Even so, Chinese has had a heavy influence on Japanese, which uses Chinese characters for many words. These are pronounced with both a Chinese reading and a separate, native Japanese reading.
Aside from the Chinese characters, called kanji, Japanese utilizes two syllabic systems, hiragana and katana, which mirror each other. The latter is used almost exclusively for writing non-native words, such as borrowings from English and other European languages.
Today, Japanese is a highly popular language for foreign study, despite its status as one of the most difficult languages to learn. This is a stark contrast to the recent past: in 1940, only 65 Americans with no Japanese ancestry were able to speak and read it fluently. The surge of interest in Japanese in the Americas, Europe and the rest of Asia over the past few decades has been largely driven by the explosion of the Japanese economy during the 1980s and the pervasive popularity of Japanese pop culture, primarily anime and video games, since the 1990s.
Peggy VidalInternational Manager, National Judicial College
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I want to thank you again for all of your help in making our program with Moscow State University a great success! Everything about the written and verbal translation went smoothly. It’s always a pleasure working with the team at Language Connections. We are very grateful for your support and look forward to working together again.
Ronni Baerkhahn Northeastern University
You guys do great work and we’re always appreciative of it so I’m happy to recommend you when asked.
Program ManagerMinisterial Leadership in Health Program, Boston Area University
These translations look great. You have done a great job making the Russian science jargon into understandable English sentences. It is also impressive that you managed to translate the last application with only a few days’ notice. Thank you for the high quality work!
Project ManagerCRDF Global
Language Connections has translated many of our documents into various languages. They are cost-effective, on-time, and reliable.
Diane McClellandMarketing Communications Director, Telkonet, Inc.