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Japan is among the world’s most advanced economies, making the East Asian country an appealing place to strike business partnerships. This only makes it all the more vital that any legal dealings made with Japanese organisations are not undone by inaccurate translations.

If mistranslations in your Japanese legal documents do occur, the consequences can be severe, with both large and small organisations potentially losing huge sums of money between them. This is why the quality of the translation in every instance must be absolute.

When you hand us the responsibility of completing Japanese legal translation work on your company’s behalf, we will make sure we protect client confidentiality, such as by signing binding non-disclosure agreements. Furthermore, when you turn to us, we will permit only people who natively speak Japanese to carry out the legal translation work you require.

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Have your legal text translated from English to Japanese – or vice versa

We know how important it is that we get every little detail right when translating our clients’ legal documents. That’s why we make sure each member of our translation team who will work on your Japanese legal translation assignment is highly proficient and experienced in the field of translation. They will also, naturally, have expertise in English – as well as the legal matters that your documents concern. Hence, our translators can apply the level of precision necessary to ensuring that Japanese readers perceive the same meaning in your legal documents translation as English readers.

We offer our clients a broad choice of Japanese legal translation solutions. Also available is post edited automated translation, whereby we use a machine-based algorithm to roughly translate the text. Our human translators will then apply any finishing edits and tweaks the document needs in order to portray its various terms and clauses faithfully.

An alternative option at your disposal is to ask our human translators to handle all of the translation work from start to finish without any algorithm’s input. If you need the official document translation particularly quickly, we offer an expedited turnaround service that, in any case, won’t compromise the quality of the translation itself.

We can give you the benefit of wide-ranging legal translation expertise

Legal documents that we can precisely translate between English and Japanese include – but are not limited to – those concerning such types of legal translation practices as dispute resolution, international arbitration, intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, and tax. Our Japanese legal translation process is also ISO-certified.

This means that at every stage from translating and editing to proofreading, the process adheres to stringent, industry-approved standards. We deem this a major factor behind our client satisfaction rate of 99%. All the same, our services remain competitively-priced – as you can determine for yourself by getting in touch with us to obtain a free quotation from our team.

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4 fascinating facts about the Japanese language

Japanese uses 3 different writing systems

These are Kanji, Hiragana, and Katakana. Each of the three writing systems is used interchangeably, and sometimes even in the same phrase. While Kanji and hiragana are often combined to make words and phrases, katakana is utilized for foreign loanwords and to emphasize certain words.

Japanese is not Chinese

Japanese language used to be only spoken and not written. This changed, however, when Japanese scholars began learning to read classical Chinese and borrowing Kanji symbols to match the equivalent Japanese words. Later, hiragana was developed as a simpler alternative to the more difficult kanji.

There are no plurals in Japanese

The translator must depend on the surrounding words to determine whether a noun is singular or plural in Japanese. However, correct translation is sometimes further complicated by the fact that it is often unclear if a word is meant to be plural or single.

Politeness is a serious matter

In Japanese, there are 3 levels for politeness depending on the context. First, there’s Kudaketa, which is the “informal level”. Then, there’s Teineigo, which is a bit more polite yet simple. And then there is the more advanced Keigo which is a complex honorific speech system used to show respect.

Why would your business need a certified Japanese translation services?

Are you planning to do business in Japan? Or are you seeking education there? Perhaps you have certain legal matters in Japanese courts?

Whether that, or the other way around, if you need to translate any type of documents to or from Japanese, then your best choice is to hire a specialized translation agency. The reason is that translating between Japanese and other languages is a quite sensitive process. This is because Japanese is a quite complex language, which makes communicating ideas from other languages not so straightforward.

What qualities make a certified Japanese translator?

Proven record of experience

A Japanese translator must be a certified professional with a proven record of working in Japanese translation projects. They should be able to prove that they have excellent command of both Japanese and the other language they translating to or from.

Excellent subject matter knowledge

It is crucial that the translator be an expert in the field. Otherwise, they will not even know whether the document has been successful in its intended purpose. In addition, the target audience will have no trouble determining whether the translated text accurately conveys the original’s meaning.

High Punctuality and Quality Assurance

You need a translation service provider that can provide the translated document(s) on time and within the deadline. But before that, they must also subject each document to an extremely strict QA process to make sure it is completely error-free and ready to be handed over to the client.

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