Our Japanese translation team consists of
Japanese, known to native speakers as Nihongo, is related to the Japonic-Ryukyuan languages, though its exact origins remain unknown. Although etymologically unrelated to Chinese, Japanese vocabulary has been influenced by other languages, with many words borrowed from Chinese, or created from Chinese models as a result of 1,500 years of language contact. Influences are evident in the Japanese system of writing (kanji), in addition to many similarities regarding vocabulary and grammatical aspects. In addition to kanji writing system, Japanese also uses two other types of scripts, made up of modified Chinese characters: hiragana and katakana. However, the Latin alphabet is also often used in modern Japanese, especially for company names, logos, advertising, and computerized text. Since the late 19th century, Japanese has borrowed a substantial number of words from Indo-European languages and especially English. Because ofhistorical trade relationships with Portugal and then the Netherlands, Japanese has also been somewhat influenced by Portuguese and Dutch vocabulary. Japanese ranks ninth to tenth among the world’s most spoken languages, depending on different estimates. It is spoken by over 130 million people, most of whom reside in Japan, though significant Japanese-speaking emigrant populations also live in the US, Brazil and other countries. A further 2 million people know Japanese as a second language.
LOCATIONS OF OUR EXTERNAL TRANSLATORS:
Fukuoka (JP), Kani (JP), Kobe (JP), Nagoya (JP), Okinawa (JP), Osaka (JP), Suzuka (JP), Tokyo (JP), Tsurugashima (JP), Yokohama (JP),