Japanese Translation Services

Certified Japanese Translation Agency Providing Comprehensive English-to-Japanese Interpretation Services

ICD serves as a Japanese translation agency (among other languages), providing English-to-Japanese translation and interpretation services, including Japanese document translation services.

There is no conclusive evidence relating Japanese to a single family of languages, so the origin of the language remains unclear. With the introduction of the complex writing system from China about 1,500 years ago, the Japanese began to record their language. The Chinese influence on Japanese is apparent— about 40% of the vocabulary consists of words adapted from the Chinese language. The language employs an extensive system of politeness and honorific markers, but the current generation gap is leading to a more neutral and informal speech. Today, 120 million people around the world speak Japanese; and with the ongoing economic development in Japan, the need for Japanese translation services is more apparent than ever.

Specifics of Japanese Translation

  • The structure of the Japanese language is so different from English, so transferring word order or terminology from one another can lead to a translation that is awkward at best. A Japanese translation agency that uses native Japanese translators will have no problem translating content.


  • One Japanese sentence can equal multiple English sentences; Japanese tolerates longer and more complicated sentence structure, while English usually demands clarity above intricacy.
  • Katakana is mainly used for words imported from foreign languages and can be used to emphasize certain words similar to the function of italics. ICD provides accurate Japanese document translation services that can utilize Katakana in order to effectively convey meaning in English-to-Japanese translation.

Foreign Language Translation is Available for these Countries: Japan, Japanese living in Hawaii and on the North and South American mainlands; spoken as second language by the Chinese and Korean people who lived under Japanese occupation in the early to mid-20th century.

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