14 Sep 2015

What Surprises Japanese People Working in the West?

Westerners moving to Japan are often hit by culture shock. Everyone turns up 15 minutes early for work, there aren’t any litter bins and the trains are as quiet as libraries. But what happens when Japanese people visit the West? […]

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17 Dec 2014

Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos Expected to Drive Growth in Asia

For decades China has been the biggest economy on the Asian continent, and has for years been the European Union’s main trading partner along with the United States. China is the EU’s biggest source of imports, but has also become […]

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08 Dec 2014

Best Practice Approaches to Video Localisation

There’s strong argument for incorporating video content into your marketing strategy. It’s thought that video could be up to four times as engaging as static content, and could drive conversion much more quickly. With video a relatively expensive content medium […]

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13 Aug 2014

Translating Corporate Culture on the World Stage

Increased globalisation and rapid advancements in technology have allowed brands to reach consumers at the furthest ends of the globe. A number of companies have consequently expanded into previously uncharted territory in a bid to attract new business. Integrating a […]

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09 Jun 2014

Language Etiquette Tips for International Business

It’s one thing knowing a language, quite another knowing a country’s culture and business etiquette. Of course, professional translators are key for any company trading overseas. But a business deal can live or die simply because you have overlooked the […]

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16 Jan 2014

Is Your Business Cyber-Savvy?

The internet has revolutionised the way we work and play. Going online has thrown up a wealth of opportunities for businesses and consumers, but alongside these opportunities there are also considerable threats. As more and more companies trade online and […]

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12 Nov 2013

Translation Glasses Now a Reality

Picture the scene. You’ve had a hard day seeing the sights in Japan and all you want to do is head to the nearest restaurant for some cuisine and a relaxing evening chatting over the highlights of the day. But […]

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31 Oct 2013

Learning Languages ‘Shapes Brain Areas’

Learning dialects at a young age can shape the way a person’s brain processes languages, a study of the use of pitch accents among Japanese speakers shows. When we hear language, our brain breaks down the sounds to extract meaning. […]

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31 May 2013

Does Language Affect Our World View?

The question of where language comes from has been an interesting, yet controversial issue for many centuries. There are two dominant theories on how different languages lead their speakers to contrasting thoughts and perceptions: Noam Chomsky, the renowned linguist, philosopher, […]

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13 Dec 2011

Japanese General Translation

Japanese General Translation Service We know all the right questions to ask in order to optimise your translation services and processes. What does this mean? You’ll get your Japanese translations back quicker and, ultimately, cheaper. We do this by providing […]

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