Japanese Translation Services - Absolute Translations
0333 577 0767

Professional Japanese Translation Services

For companies looking to gain a foothold in Japan, expert Japanese translation services are vital to convey 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.

ISO

ISO 17100 The first UK translation company to achieve this specialist translation accreditation. ISO 9001 international processes accreditation.

ISO17100 & ISO9001
Accredited

10KSB

Selected by Goldman Sachs to be an exclusive member of its £500 million productivity & growth investment programme.

Goldman Sachs
10KSB Member

ATC

There to re-enforce our commitment to the highest standards of business ethics and translation quality.

ATC & EUATC
Member

20+

Celebrating 20+ years, Absolute Translations has become synonymous with providing quality translations at transparent low prices.

20 Years’
Expertise

GDPR

Absolute Translations is registered to have its information and security systems independently regulated for GDPR compliance

Information Security
Systems Regulated


As Trusted by


Japanese Translation Services Professional with Glasses

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’ experience and academic qualifications in translating and interpreting Japanese.


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 the word or character, you’ll never pay a premium for complex projects.

Download our free book

Looking to grow your business and succeed in global communication? We have partnered with the iconic Dummies brand to bring you ‘Translation Strategies for Dummies’.

Download ebook

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

4.8 out of 5 |
Based on 1740 reviews

Showing our 5 star reviews

2 weeks ago

Very happy with the service…

Very happy with the services

S.
3 weeks ago

Very pleased with the servi…

Very pleased with the service. Quick response, very professional, good translation and fast delivery…

Viktoriya S
4 weeks ago

My marriage certificate tra…

My marriage certificate transaction from French To English was done in very short time and accepted …

Esoof Akhoon
1 month ago

Very attentive service and …

Very attentive service and quick delivery. Thank you. Will back whenever needed.

Beier Teng
1 month ago

Really good and fast

Really good and fast. Thank you.

Bing Fei
1 month ago

Quick and eficiente

Very happy with their services. Reasonable price. Very quick and efficient.

Roksolana Kohaykevych
1 month ago

Very good service

I paid for the services of a single translator. The translation arrived promptly. There was one mist…

Palmer Philip
1 month ago

Document required for mortg…

Document required for mortgage application – fast efficient service – would recommend

Eleanor Stedman
1 month ago

Got my marriage certificate…

Looking to get a divorce. My marriage certificate was in German so had to get it translated so it co…

Sue T
1 month ago

Excellent services

Excellent services, received a reply to my initial email within 10 minutes, sent over translation an…

Lisa
2 months ago

Nice quality work and in go…

Nice quality work and in good time

Wasiu Taiwo Odesanya
2 months ago

Very helpful

Very helpful – excellent service – very impressed

Marilyn Cohen
2 months ago

The absolute Translation is…

The absolute Translation is an professional Tanslation Company because of their communication,effic…

Omar Mohamedahmeden
2 months ago

Very efficient and professi…

Very efficient and prompt with responses. Excellent, professional service.

MS
2 months ago

Excellent

Excellent, timely and professional service as always.

J Hatherley
2 months ago

Quick and thorough response…

Quick and thorough response.

Kate Clark
2 months ago

Amazing job

Amazing job. Quick response and accurate translations, a bit expensive but worth the price as it was…

Mike David
2 months ago

Fantastic service.

Fantastic service.

John Hughes
2 months ago

Excellent service

Excellent service. Fast, efficient and reasonably priced. So easy to deal with. Thank you!

Sarah Russell
2 months ago

Bit expensive compared to o…

Bit expensive compared to other but great service

RENE BOSSA

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 there are more than 130 million people 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 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 meets their business needs.

HOW IS JAPANESE WRITTEN?

Modern Japanese is written in a mixture of three scripts: Kanji which consists of Chinese characters, plus 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 to 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, or a global enterprise requiring high quality marketing material for your world wide 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 in order to express your meaning and honour Japanese tradition. In order to convey not only the literal meaning, but also your intention in writing, it’s best to have your document translation carried out by a 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 in order 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 markets. 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 translations 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 TO 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 which 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 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 in order 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 as 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 necessary 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 are able to 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.