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Takeaways from LocWorldWide

LocWorldWide, held July 28-30, was the biggest localization event yet to pivot to an online forum. The content was originally scheduled for Berlin in June, and then, of course, the pandemic happened. The virtual event offered an interactive exhibit hall, multiple chat functions, and networking over video. Sessions included a mix of prerecorded and live...

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MultiLingual Announces New Summer Series

In-person conferences have all but disappeared. LocWorldWide and other virtual events are filling in the gaps, and now MultiLingual is adding free events to its company-neutral offerings. Summer in the localization industry is typically conference season — but this year, as the entire world knows by now, has been different. LocWorld has gotten particularly ambitious...

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Conferences Canceled, How Will Translators Network?

As COVID-19 cases continue to grow worldwide and limit large-scale gatherings, localization conferences and services worldwide face a significant challenge that may impact freelance translators. Following the worldwide response to the pandemic, many localization conferences, from LocWorld to the machine translation-specific AMTA, have temporarily shuttered their physical gatherings. The Japanese Association of Translators (JAT) decided...

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Five not-so-obvious benefits of learning Japanese for work and business

While we’re pretty sure you have tried sushi or ramen in your home country, there's a lot more to learn about Japanese culture. From becoming more approachable to further appreciating Japanese entertainment, if you are able to connect with their way of life, doors and opportunities will open up for you.

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The “Thank You All” Endangered Alphabets project launches

Each of the ten carvings will be commissioned to a calligrapher or type designer. The exhibition will act as a showcase for their art and it will show the world that their script is vital, alive, a means of self-expression and a thing of beauty, expressive of their culture and their people.

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