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Noesis Japan Co. - Japanese Translation Services

Origin of Japanese

Japanese is an East Asian language spoken by 128 million people, primarily in Japan, where it is the national language. The origins of Japanese are somewhat unclear, with theories suggesting influences from various language families, including Altaic and Austronesian. Japanese first appeared in written form in the 8th century using Chinese characters. Over time, two phonetic scripts, Hiragana and Katakana, were developed to supplement these characters. Japanese has evolved through several stages, from Old Japanese to Middle Japanese and then to Modern Japanese, each marked by distinct linguistic changes. The language has been influenced by Chinese, Dutch, Portuguese, and English, particularly in vocabulary. Modern Japanese is known for its complex honorific system, reflecting the hierarchical nature of Japanese society, and its use of three writing systems: Kanji (Chinese characters), Hiragana, and Katakana.

Challenges in Translating Japanese

Translating into Japanese involves understanding its complex honorific system, intricate sentence structures, and context-sensitive nature. The language's reliance on implication and context can make translations challenging, especially for languages like English, where direct expression is more common. Additionally, the nuances of the three writing systems (Kanji, Hiragana, Katakana) and their appropriate usage add complexity. Noesis addresses these challenges by employing a global team of expert translators with a deep understanding of Japanese culture and linguistics. Furthermore, Noesis utilizes advanced Natural Language Processing research to accurately capture nuances, idiomatic expressions, and cultural contexts, ensuring you get a precise translation experience.

Types of Japanese

Noesis provides translation services into various forms of Japanese, accommodating regional dialects and specific linguistic nuances, such as Standard Japanese (Hyōjungo), Kansai dialect, and others.

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Rates for Japanese Translations

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Basic Translations

Personal items; such as online reviews, birth certificates, etc.

Standard Translations

General business documents; such as corporate files, manuals, etc.

Technical Translations

Documents requiring specialized expertise; research, medical, etc.

  • Pricing is calculated per character or word, depending on the original language.

  • Rates may vary based on content complexity, volume, urgency, and manuscript format.

  • A minimum fee of $40 is applicable for all orders

Japanese to English Rate

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English to Japanese Rate

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Japanese Translation Rates: Per-Character (All Languages)


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