Professional, native Japanese translation services

Japanese is a crucial language for business, internet and technology applications. Although it tends to present challenges for English speakers, we are on hand to simplify the process of producing exceptional content that engages a Japanese speaking audience.

Free quotes
for all Japanese
translation projects

Providing Japanese translations relied on by business and government

Website translation partners

Specialists in the Japanese language

In addition to having three alphabets of its own – Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji – the Japanese language does not use genders of nouns, articles (such as ‘the’ and ‘a’) and usually does not use numbers. While its complexity can cause confusion for language learners, the Japanese point to the language as a great source of pride.

Japanese is therefore an enigmatic language, it stands apart and has few clearly-established links with other languages. Spoken by in excess of 127 million people (in addition to Japan itself, it is the second most-spoken language in Brazil), the language has a different grammar, vocabulary and writing system to virtually all other languages, with only some word links to Korean – it is often regarded as one of the most complex languages to learn. By placing your Japanese translation project in the hands of our professional team of translators, all of which are native Japanese speakers, you are able to ensure your information resonates with your intended audience.

What you get with our Japanese language services…

  • Specialist linguists for individual projects

    We only work with professional linguists who know how to employ the language accurately for a specific range of applications. We ensure your content will be accurately and appropriately presented in Japanese and will always appeal linguistically to your target audience.

  • Dedicated account management

    Your project will be handled by a dedicated account manager, ensuring a personal point of contact throughout the duration of your translation program.

  • Ready to use translations

    We provide complete, ready-to-use translated content and can integrate it into your existing layouts and designs, shielding you from additional outsourced artworking.

  • Recognised Quality and Security

    We are recognised as accredited by the British Standards Institute and ISOQAR, holding ISO 9001 quality control and ISO 27001 data security standards.

  • Tracklingua, the perfect tool for managing your translation projects

    Our Tracklingua management system is an easy, flexible and convenient portal through which you can view, access and submit translation requests. Tracklingua works to put you, the client, in control: completed translations can also be received via Tracklingua, including multiple items and documents that require translation into more than one language.

Like many languages, a range of dialects are spoken in Japan, which can affect word order and pronunciation as well as vocabulary. There are four different forms of address, used dependent upon the mode of the person being addressed (one deferential, one condescending, one for family and friends and one which is somewhat condescending). Knowing the correct context to speak in requires an insight into not only the working of the Japanese language, but also the culture and society in Japan itself.

Japanese translation service

In addition to the many other differences to European languages, using Japanese correctly requires an awareness of honorifics: that is, the polite terms of the language. Japanese phrases are often couched in layers of formal and polite terms, and not using them will appear blunt or rude to a native speaker. An accurate translation by K International, by an experienced linguist who truly knows the language, is vital to open professional communication with Japanese speakers

Need high quality Japanese translations that
look just as good as they read?

Document translation typesetting and design

We have a skilled Japanese desktop publishing team made up of in-house designers and typesetters. Creative Japanese layout conversions of your documents or even complete re-designs to suit your overseas audience are no problem. Take a look at our dedicated desktop publishing page for more information.

Want legal translation that delivers security
and peace of mind for your business?

Legal document translation services

Our team are adept at delivering secure, accredited language translation services to the legal sector and have done so for more than 25 years. Clients include the Crown Prosecution Service, HMRC, the Ministry of Justice and numerous private legal firms.

Whichever sector you’re in, our Japanese translation services
are geared to making communication simple and effective

Medical & Pharma Translation

Medical and Pharmaceutical Translation Services

Japanese medical translation relied on by organisations around the world

Comprehensive Legal Translation

Legal Translation Service

Japanese legal translation services you can rely on

Retail & e-Commerce Translation

Retail Translation Services

Our retail translation service supports some of the worlds biggest brands

Document Translation

Document Translation

Our Japanese document translations ensure your audience can engage with your information

Packaging Translation

Packaging translation

Specialist packaging translation capabilities relied on daily by leading UK retailers

Business Translation

Specialised business translation designed for Japanese corporate application

Financial Translation

Financial Translation

Financial translation support from experts with over 25 years experience

Government Translation

Officially contracted to supply Government translation to the UK public sector

Technical Translation

Specialist technical translation relied on by engineering and manufacturing industries

What our clients say about us

K International have delivered a very professional service within very short deadlines for us for a few years now, the project management team is always on hand to help with any tasks or requests we have. They are extremely adaptable and helpful! We look forward to working with you again in the future.

LMC DesignAccount Manager

K International have been a pleasure to work alongside and are always happy to help and deal with any queries that may arise. By having a dedicated account manager it means you always have a point of contact rather than having to go through a sales team. This allows for a great working relationship between you and K International. We have always received good service from K International. Timing and quality have always met my expectations and everything is communicated in a professional and timely manner.

NHS Foundation TrustDorset County Hospital

No matter if it’s a long or short translation. K International always gives us the best service and with very short timings!

Thanks for your hard work K International!

Hotels VivaAccount Manager

At the Open University, we work with partners across the globe to produce world-class learning materials in many different languages. Working with K International has been a pleasure because the team are always very quick to respond to our, often rapid, demands. We would highly recommend their services and look forward to a long working relationship with them.

The Open UniversityProject Coordinator

I work for an international company that produces games and toys for children of various ranges: Scientific, creative, electronic and educational.

We have been cooperating with K International for almost two years and we found their work exceptional considering that we assigned them translations over different fields within the wide world of Toys. They’ve always been very receptive and ready to take on our requirements. They have always respected our needs and our deadlines, providing a very effective and trustworthy service. As far as I’m concerned professionalism and competence are the most important qualities for those who manage translation and they have both in abundance.

ClementoniProduct Manager

K International’s work-flow allows seamless processing of our Artwork and Instruction Manuals. The team are a pleasure to work with and are always on the front foot with innovations. I look forward to continuing our strategic partnership with K International.

TescoProject Lead