We're Experts in Translating Japanese Documents

Our team of experienced professionals masters Japanese document translation, transforming content into a global narrative - quickly, accurately, and at a great price.

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Professional Japanese Translation Services

For companies looking to gain a foothold in Japan, expert Japanese translation services are vital to conveying both the meaning of the language and the Japanese cultural and historical tradition. Our native Japanese translators with proven track records and in-depth knowledge of a broad range of business sectors have provided professional Japanese translation services for clients such as Hunter Boots, Microsoft, DHL, Tate Gallery, MTV, Hasbro, Johnson & Johnson, and Field Fisher Waterhouse.

The most successful brands trust our services.
(As do the fastest-developing startups.)

We've helped global brands and smaller businesses expand in 38 countries and 200 languages.

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Fantastic Japanese translation and thrilled with how quickly it arrived. I couldn't recommend you more! 

—  Georgie Foster

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Simple clear process from start to finish, very happy and couldn't ask for more. 

—  Ged Hughes

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ISO17100 & ISO9001
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Rest assured, we're the first UK translation company awarded ISO 17100 accreditation, among others, ensuring quality and accuracy for your projects.

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Selected by Goldman Sachs to be an exclusive member of its £500 million innovation programme for better customer experiences! 

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As ATC and EUATC members, we prioritise your satisfaction by upholding the highest standards in business ethics and translation quality. 

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20 Years’
Expertise

Celebrating 20+ years, Absolute Translations has mastered the art of providing quality translations at transparent, low prices to meet your language needs. 

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Absolute Translations is GDPR compliant, with independently regulated information and security systems, putting your data security first. 

Skilled Japanese Translators

Absolute Translations has different specialised teams of Japanese translators to support your translation needs for all document types. All of our translators are native speakers of the target language, with a minimum of 5 years of experience and academic qualifications in translating and interpreting Japanese.

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Officially Certified Japanese Translations

Our certified translations are accepted by the UK Passport Office, the Legalisation Office, and NARIC. Your official documentation is accurately and quickly turned around thanks to our professional Japanese translation team who can usually process your passports, birth, marriage, and academic certificates within 24 hours. Plus, in a highly competitive market, we consistently offer excellent value for money. Because we charge by word or character, you’ll never pay a premium for complex projects.

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Good quality and quick service

Quick response and great quality service

Lucie Cartwright

3 days ago

Top service 👌

Definitely, I would highly recommend this company! Fantastic service! Very professional and fast delivery top 🌟 👌

Beata Daskalowa

1 week ago

Well delivered

Convenient and professional service in timely manner, and its cost is reasonable.

Lily Busc

2 weeks ago

great service

great service

Octavio Del Real

2 weeks ago

Document Translation with certification

Prompt turnaround time and good communication, easy set up process, reasonable rates.

Rose and Rose Solicitors

2 weeks ago

Absolute Translations is professional…

Absolute Translations is professional and quick. I couldn't be happier with the service.

Alex Dressler

3 weeks ago

Highly recommend this company Results…

Highly recommend this company Results supplied within promised timeframe of within 5 working days, had some issues regarding receiving hard copy but they apologised and sent by special delivery, very professional service

dave bevan

3 weeks ago

Quick, accurate service

Quick service. Accurate and affordable.

KateClarkPR

3 weeks ago

It was very professional

It was very professional, the translation was done very quick as promised, submitted on time with high quality.

Banu

3 weeks ago

5 STAR SERVICE

What amazing service from this translation company. Sent a medical document in for translation and the turnaround was no more than a couple of days. Excellent job done, wouldn't hesitate to recommend!

Avril T.

3 weeks ago

Very fast

Very fast. Thank you!

Maria

4 weeks ago

I've got an immediate translation and…

I've got an immediate translation and certification. I'm pleased.

Катя Напасна

4 weeks ago

I was very pleased with the service…

I was very pleased with the service received from Absolute Translations, they were very quick to respond to my request, I would definitely use them again.

Adrian Beisty

1 month ago

Perfect translate

Perfect translate

Abdirisaq Ali

1 month ago

Great service from Absolute…

Great service from Absolute Translations. I chose Absolute Translations based on recommendation from a colleague. My experience was positive. Marcia was really helpful and responsive. The translations I needed were delivered promptly. I will definitely use their services again.

SBattashi

1 month ago

Amazing service and professional 👏

Amazing service and professional 👏

Carilda Hernández Yanes

1 month ago

Service exactly as required.

Service exactly as required. Translations were delivered quickly and accepted by the UK Passport Office without question.

ANTHONY SAUNDERS

1 month ago

Very professional

The work was done quickly and professionally, and the price was reasonable.

Jing Li

1 month ago

Was good thank you

Was good thank you. Rapid translation and hard copy was well received and professionally put together.

B. D.

1 month ago

Brilliant service

Brilliant service, the certificate arrived within a few days highly recommend for translating documents.

Lee Bethell

1 month ago

Great service

Great service

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WHAT FAMILY OF LANGUAGES DOES JAPANESE BELONG TO?

The Japanese language is a member of the Japonic (or Japanese-Ryukyuan) language family, which has a number of other languages, such as Korean and the Ryukyuan languages, as its closest relatives.

HOW OLD IS THE JAPANESE LANGUAGE?

There is debate about when the Japanese language first appeared in recorded texts. The earliest datable text appears in Chinese chronicles from the 3rd century AD, but substantial texts did not appear until the 8th century with the two most important early works being the Kojiki and Nihon Shoki. This was followed by a period of rapid change, culminating in the early 11th century when texts were written on scrolls and printed using woodblock printing.

HOW MANY PEOPLE SPEAK JAPANESE?

Today more than 130 million people are speaking Japanese as a first language, making it amongst the most frequently spoken languages in the world but not all people who speak the language live on the island. It is also quite commonly spoken as a second language by Chinese and Korean people, as well as the spoken language of a large number of people living in Hawaii and throughout the Americas. Plus it is an increasingly important language to do business in which is why so many worldwide companies are looking for Japanese translation companies to provide cost-effective and quick translation and interpretation services that meet their business needs.

HOW IS JAPANESE WRITTEN?

Modern Japanese is written in a mixture of three scripts: Kanji which consists of Chinese characters, and Hiragana and Katakana which are two different alphabets. Interestingly, Kanji is made up of a few thousand characters, whilst the Hiragana and Katakana scripts both have 46. If your project requires material in another language to be written in Japanese characters, we have the knowledge and expertise to be able to help. So whether you want to record your family histories, target Japanese-speaking customers, or communicate with your Japanese-speaking employees, we can provide the high-quality Japanese translation solution you need. For an online quote submit the short form above.

IS IT DIFFICULT TO TRANSLATE JAPANESE INTO OTHER LANGUAGES?

The quality of Japanese translation depends on an understanding of the language’s grammar and sentence structure, which are distinct from those of Western languages. It uses a different writing system and has many tricky facets for translators. This is why we ensure we only use native-speaking translators with over 5 years of translating experience and that the project managers responsible for your translations will be paired with you based on subject matter expertise.

WHAT TYPES OF COMPANIES USE JAPANESE TRANSLATION SERVICES?

Whether you’re a consumer electronics manufacturer who needs Japanese translations of highly technical documentation and product information, a global enterprise requiring high-quality marketing material for your worldwide consumer base, or translation of Japanese financial documents to attract investors, we take pride in providing you with a high-quality Japanese translation service that is both professional and personal to you.

WHY USING NATIVE SPEAKERS IS IMPORTANT FOR PROFESSIONAL TRANSLATION SERVICES?

When translating Japanese, a translator must remain mindful of Japanese culture and customs to express your meaning and honour Japanese tradition. To convey not only the literal meaning but also your intention in writing, it’s best to have your document translation carried out by Japanese speakers who are also familiar with the nuances of your topic as well as the culture and history of Japan. To find out how much our Japanese translation services cost simply fill in the short form above for a free quote.

HOW MUCH DOES A JAPANESE TRANSLATION SERVICE COST?

We understand that after quality the most important factor when choosing a translation agency is cost,  this is why we have worked hard to ensure every Japanese language service we offer is priced reasonably without compromising the quality of service we provide. As a highly-competitive company, we’ve adopted a cost-effective pricing model. We charge you based on the number of words or characters; in this way, you’ll never pay more than you expect for your project. Our rates also depend on how quickly you need us to translate your content, so if you need a quick service we can do that too.

HOW TO GET A QUOTE FOR MY JAPANESE TRANSLATION PROJECT?

We know that every project is different so to find out how much your Japanese translation projects will cost simply fill in the short form above for an instant quote. Rest assured that if you’re on a limited budget, we offer unbeatable value for money. Plus, we’ve been in the Japanese translations industry for more than 20 years so you can trust that our professional Japanese translators will carry out Japanese translations that are accurately localised and provide a personal service with account managers that ensure prompt responses.

HOW QUICKLY CAN YOU PROVIDE JAPANESE TRANSLATION?

Absolute Translations is a professional translation service with quick turnaround times. We aim to have your Japanese translated within 24 hours but of course, this can vary from project to project, what languages you would like your Japanese translated to, and what the word count of your document is. To get an idea of how quickly we can turn around your Japanese translation project fill in the form above to receive a quote.

HOW TO JAPANESE TRANSLATIONS BENEFIT BUSINESSES?

Any business looking to trade with Japan can benefit from Japanese language services because if you’re planning to build an international business you’ll require specialist Japanese linguists who are also experienced translators with technical expertise so you can quickly and accurately communicate with your target market. You may also need professional Japanese financial translators so that you can produce accurate financial documents or legal documents for Japanese investors. When it comes to marketing you’ll need to have great communication with your target audience to accurately translate your key messages without losing the real meaning of your words.

IS JAPAN A GOOD LOCATION FOR INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS?

If you are looking to grow your overseas business, then Japan with its strong economy might just be the perfect location for finding a new target audience and expanding into a prosperous new market. The country is known for its high-income consumers, who tend to spend on high-end goods such as premium cars and expensive clothes. Also, Japanese companies often work on projects with a global scope and are willing to invest for the long term. So, if you’re looking to crack this lucrative market we can help. All our translators are expert linguists with extensive experience in translating marketing items such as brochures, technical information, posters, and social media posts.

DO ABSOLUTE TRANSLATIONS USE MACHINE TRANSLATION?

We pride ourselves on being industry-leading, which is why we provide a highly professional service using only native language translation experts, not machine translation. While machine translation has improved over recent years, it still cannot match the quality and accuracy of a document translated by a living human. When you choose us for your Japanese translation projects we do incorporate some use of technology, once our translators have approved the translations we use computer programmes to create a translation memory, which ensures that future projects can be carried out more efficiently.

WHY IS A JAPANESE TRANSLATION SERVICE USEFUL FOR DOING BUSINESS?

Japan has led the world in innovation for decades. It is one of the world’s largest economies and its workforce is highly skilled. Japan is also the world’s second-largest pharma and medtech market, particularly with the life sciences sector being one of the most important post-covid. As the Japanese economy grows more and more important on the world stage, so does the need for expert translation solutions. Japanese translation for business can help your company to forge new partnerships, reach out to new customers, and increase both profits and its overall stability. As a reliable and experienced translation company, we can help you open up entire new markets for your products.

WHAT TYPES OF DOCUMENTS DO YOU TRANSLATE?

We can provide Japanese translations for even the most complex of documents including medical records, court transcripts, and marketing collateral. What’s more, our professional service relies only on human translators, not machine translation software, so we only employ native-speaking Japanese language experts who can ensure absolute accuracy whatever type of documents you need translating.

HOW DO YOU ENSURE ACCURATE JAPANESE TRANSLATION SERVICES?

We are a leading multilingual professional translation company, working with teams of expert translators both in-house and around the world. Our native Japanese speakers are all highly qualified with a minimum of five years experience in translation. So whatever you need translating and however you need it to be presented you can be assured of linguistic excellence when you choose Absolute Translations for your Japanese translations.

WHAT ACCREDITATIONS DO ABSOLUTE TRANSLATIONS HOLD?

We are the first translation agency in Britain to become independently certified to ISO 17100:2015. The latest standard of Requirements for Translation Services ensures our staff and production processes have been thoroughly checked and rated. In addition, with the ISO 17100 norm, we don’t just promise to take good care of your data: we follow thorough to guarantee its safety.

DO ABSOLUTE TRANSLATIONS PROVIDE ENGLISH TRANSLATION SERVICES?

Japanese is not only the language of the most populated country in the world but also very popular all over the globe. There are millions of people speaking Japanese, even in the middle of America or China. Of course, it’s attractive for many businesses to be able to communicate with those Japanese-speaking people so we provide fast and accurate translations of Japanese to English and vice versa, indeed we can translate nearly every spoken language. When you need a company you can rely on to provide a service relating to the spoken word Absolute Translations should be your first call.

CAN YOU TRANSLATE SPOKEN JAPANESE?

We are your one-stop-shop for all Japanese language services, that’s why our native-speaking Japanese translators don’t just provide expert and accurate translation of written material, they also transcribe and translate spoken words, offer video subtitling and so much more. Whatever language service you require Absolute Translations are sure to be able to help.

WHO CAN TRANSLATE OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS?

We are highly experienced in translating all kinds of subject matters such as legal, financial, and medical records. With our in-house notary public service, we are also able to offer a certified translation service for your personal and business paperwork. Official documentation normally needs to carry an official stamp to be used in foreign markets and our Japanese translation services can help you get your documents recognised by the UK state. Our experience has shown that having your documentation correctly authenticated can be confusing. This is why, we have a dedicated team advising you on Certification, Statements of Truth, Affidavits, Sworn translation, Notarisation, and Apostilles from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

WHAT IS A CERTIFIED TRANSLATION?

To be called a certified translation, the document must be stamped and signed by the translator with a statement confirming that this is the complete, true, and accurate translation of the document submitted for translation. Any translation that you present for official or legal purposes must be certified. For example, a certified translation can be considered evidence in a trial, and it can be used to obtain a visa or to register a foreign marriage.

WHAT TYPES OF DOCUMENTATION REQUIRES CERTIFICATION?

Certified translation typically includes the translation of documents such as birth certificates, court transcripts, and academic certificates. The requirements for certified translations vary widely from country to country but our service guarantees your translation is certified and meets the requirements of the target country.

WHAT SETS ABSOLUTE TRANSLATIONS APART FROM EVERY OTHER TRANSLATION COMPANY?

We’re one of the leading language translation companies in the UK, with a global network of translators that can offer you translations in the biggest range of languages. Plus, we use the latest and most innovative translation technology to ensure that all translation work is of the highest quality. Whether you need a letter translated or want to translate your whole website, our team can help with all kinds of language translation projects.

WHAT DO YOUR CLIENTS SAY?

At Absolute Translations, we’re a customer-centric business and your feedback has helped us to achieve a five-star rating on Trustpilot. We love working with clients around the world and helping them to reach as many people as possible with their message. With our global reach, we can help you with all your translation needs and have worked not only with a huge range of individuals and small businesses, but also with some of the most known globally like Apple, UEFA, Lexus, and Microsoft.

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