If you’re looking to expand internationally, you’d be right to consider Japan as a potential market – Japan is the 3rd largest economy in the world and in 2014, it made up 6% of world GDP. Business opportunities in Japan are plentiful across a wide range of sectors, including manufacturing, consumer goods, high tech and software, life sciences and energy.
There are over 125 million Japanese speakers across the globe, primarily in Japan, with large groups of Japanese-speaking emigrant communities in Brazil and the US.
Japan remains a high tech powerhouse of Asia: it spends more on app downloads than any other country, so localising your smartphone and tablet app could lead to growth in a previously inhabitants accessing the internet. We helped technology company Appszoom translate their website into Japanese. To find out more have a look at our case study.
Japan also acts as a good hub to expand into other Asian markets so, translating into Japanese could ‘test the waters’ and help you better target internationally.
The Japanese writing system is a combination of two scripts: kanji and kana – so when it comes to knowing which ones to use, you really should rely on the professionals.
There are 2 main dialects in Japan, Eastern (also known as Tokyo-type) and Western (Kyoto-type), with several subdivisions of dialects in both of these groups.
Language is a living thing – it develops and changes constantly. To ensure our linguists keep abreast of the language, our translators are native Japanese speakers, usually living in-country, with experience in different industry sectors so that you can be sure you are receiving high quality every time with Capita Translation and Interpreting (Capita TI).