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Top 20 Most Requested Translations: English to Japanese

October 17, 2017 Comments

Unlike many other languages, Japanese uses three unique alphabets: Kanji, Hiragana and Katakana. From our research and experience translating English and Japanese, we have found that the 20 most requested translations for this language pair are the following....

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Tips for Conducting Business in Japan

May 25, 2016 Comments

Every country has its own etiquette and rules of engagement when it comes to conducting business locally, but generally, global business is conducted in the style of the U.S. and other Western countries. This is true of Japan, where customs have adjusted, however, when it comes to traditional face-t...

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Japanese Language Translation eBook

February 15, 2016 Comments

As part of its enhanced eBook collection (Translation eBooks) Globalization Partners International (GPI) has published its latest educational eBook entitled “Quick Facts: The Japanese Language”. The Language and Locale Quick Fact eBooks Series contains a collection of Translation eBooks cover...

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Rugby: A Glossary of the Game in Japan

October 09, 2015 Comments

Rugby was introduced to Japan by Professor Clerk at Keio University in 1899. The first game at Keio was held in 1901 against "Yokohama Foreigner" formed with British people who lived and worked in Japan. Since then Japan's long-standing goal has been to win against English and British teams, includi...

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Marriage Traditions of the World: Language of Love

February 25, 2015 Comments

Globalization Partners International (GPI) has teams around the world, and one of my favorite things about working for GPI is having the opportunity to learn about my coworkers' cultures. So, I thought it would be interesting to research the wedding traditions of a few of my coworkers' countries: A...

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weddings, traditions, marriage, argentina, egypt, greece, japan, philippines
Japan: A History

February 13, 2015 Comments

As the era of manga and anime continues to capture the interest of the growing trend of the world wide web and media, Japan has emerged as one of the sought after countries in online search engines. Japan further gains popularity through their innovations, creativity and uniqueness....

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Culture and E-Business in Japan - Infographic

June 19, 2014 1 Comments

If you are planning to do business in Japan, if you want to be successful in targeting the Japanese marketplace, it is important to understand the needs of your target customers, the consumer behaviors, the language and the key insights about the market. This blog post released by Globalization P...

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Japanese Website Translation Basics

December 10, 2012 Comments

For the last few decades, getting a foothold in the Japanese market has proven difficult for foreign firms. The internet has helped to open the gates to this very interesting and complex market. Despite most of the population having studied English as part of their formal education, the Japanese peo...

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7 Insights into Japanese Website Localization

May 27, 2010 4 Comments

With the world's third largest economy (around $5 trillion GDP) and a high percentage of Internet users, Japan is not a marketplace that you can afford to ignore. Website localization and globalization for Japan requires careful consideration for cultural and linguistic factors. This blog gives you ...

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