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Japanese Translation Services

At Translate UK we provide a professional Japanese translation service, as well as Japanese interpreters for all dialects. As one of the most spoken languages in the world, Japanese is important for reaching a large number of people.

Japanese Document Translation

Japanese Legal Translations

Japanese Technical Translations


Japanese Interpreters

We also provide Japanese interpreters for both face-to-face and remote appointments. All of our interpreters are qualified, experienced professionals.  Get in touch today to find out how we can meet your language needs.

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    A Full Range of Language Services

    We supply translators and interpreters to suit a range of business needs.  Whether you need a specialist, who understands industry terminology, or an interpreter for a short notice video meeting, we work to ensure you have the right language support for your business. 

    About Japanese

    The History of the Japanese Language

    Japanese is an East Asian language spoken predominantly in Japan. The origins of Japanese and its relation to other languages are highly debated, though some scholars believe the Japonic languages were brought to Japan from the Korean peninsula around 500 BC.

    Old Japanese dates to at least the seventh century, as there are records of the language written using Chinese characters. Some Japanese are also recoded on even older Chinese documents from the third century.

    The Japanese language has gone through five distinct stages, Old Japanese, Early Middle Japanese, Late Middle, Early Modern and Modern. During the Old Japanese and Early Middle Japanese periods, Chinese had a notable influence on the language.

    The Early Modern Japanese period represents the languages translation into its modern form, with one of the most significant events of this period being the shift in popularity from the Kansai dialect to the Edo dialect. This occurred when the government moved to the Edo region, where modern day Tokyo is located changing the language forever.

    Modern Japanese has included the introduction of European loanwords, including words form Portuguese, Spanish, Dutch and English.

    Most Japanese speakers live in Japan, however there are some Japanese speakers abroad. In Taiwan, Korea, the Philippines and parts of China, Japanese speakers can be found particularly among the older generations.

    In addition to this, Japanese emigrant communities can be found in Peru, Argentina, Canada, Australia, and the Philippines. The largest Japanese community abroad can be found in Brazil, with 1.5 million people. The United States also has an estimated 1.2 million Japanese speakers, with a significant Japanese community in Hawaii, where approximately 12% of the state’s population speaks Japanese.

    In the United Kingdom there are very few Japanese speakers, though study of it as a foreign language is increasing. There are currently an estimated 27,764 people in England and Wales who speak Japanese as their primary language. We can provide Japanese translations and Japanese interpreters for almost any location across the United Kingdom, contact us today to learn more.

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    Our Benefits

    Why Use Us?

    We pride ourselves on offering our customers the best service possible. 





    We Meet Tight Deadlines

    We know how important deadlines are, so we work hard to meet even the tightest of deadlines.

    We specialise in finding last minute interpreters, and in many instances, our translations take no longer than 48 hours to be returned. We have at times been able to provide same-day translations, and our linguists can provide sight-translations at appointments or in court.

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    Professional Qualified Linguists

    Our team of linguists is composed of experienced, qualified individuals who work hard to meet your language needs.

    Many of our linguists are registered with the Institute of Translation and Interpreting or the Chartered Institute of Linguists. 

    Our specialist linguists also possess additional sector specific training, experience or qualifications in their field. 




    Remote Service Options

    Our linguists are available for both face-to-face and remote appointments. Our flexible approach allows our customers to connect with linguists in the way that works best for their business.
    Speak to your interpreter face-to-face, over the phone or through your choice of video call platform. 
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    • Skype
    • Telephone
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Cloud Video Platform
    • Conference Call (Complimentary)
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    Confidential and Secure

    We ask that our linguists sign a code of conduct and data protection agreement, to ensure professionalism and compliance with GDPR regulations. Additionally, we only ever send documents by secure email so you can be sure that your data is safe with us.