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  • Writer's pictureFrancis Fung

How native Japanese translations help you succeed in business in Japan

Japan is unique for too many reasons. If you aim to succeed in Japanese business, it is essential to have accurate and effective communication with your Japanese counterparts.

This includes being able to effectively convey your ideas and understand the Japanese perspective, as well as being able to navigate cultural differences, in order to build strong relationships.

One way to ensure that your communication, materials, contents or presentations are successful is by using a native Japanese speaker for translation. Nowadays, it's all too easy to use AI, machine translation or simply Google translate, because "Hey, it works and is probably good enough." However, that approach can be seen and sensed easily, and gives a negative impression. More harm than good, simply by trying to save time or costs. So why is a native Japanese speaker better? A native Japanese speaker has a deep understanding of the language, including its nuances and subtleties, and can accurately convey the meaning and intent of your words. This is especially important in business, where even small misunderstandings in Japan can have significant consequences. And once a slight negative impression has been cast, it's very difficult to regain trust or the opportunity.

In addition to ensuring accurate communication, using a native Japanese speaker for translation can also help you build trust and rapport with your Japanese counterparts. By demonstrating a willingness to invest in high-quality translation services, you can show your Japanese partners that you value their input and are committed to building a strong and successful relationship. Again, there's nothing more disheartening that knowing that your supposed potential business partner is using a free service to conduct important business with you. Especially when your content, marketing tools, social media, pitches, presentations depend on connecting deeply with the audience to achieve success.

Overall, using a native Japanese speaker for translation is essential for anyone looking to succeed in Japanese business. Not only does it ensure accurate communication, but it can also help you build strong relationships and navigate cultural differences. Whether you are negotiating a business deal, presenting a new product, or simply having a conversation with your Japanese colleagues, having a native Japanese speaker translate your words can make all the difference because succeeding, and not being given a chance. There's never a wrong or right way to approach content translation and creation, but if the project or business is important, why take the risk of not having tried your best with native speakers, writers and translators?

Contact us for help, if you have questions or want to know more. Sloane Japan

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