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Los Angeles Chargers reverse-localize schedule release with anime spot

What if you could turn the concept of localization on its head and use a distinctly foreign culture and language to make a local product look even cooler? Well, it’s exactly the kind of reverse-localization tactic the trail blazers at the Los Angeles Chargers seem to have pulled off.

Asian Languages Translation: a Book Inspired by Asian Languages and Created for Industry Professionals

True to our long-term commitment to bridge the gap between the East and the West, we’ve chosen to create a book on Asian languages...

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.

English to Japanese game localization considerations

This is an interview with Clyde Mandelin (Mato on the web), author, blogger, video game localizer and more. Perhaps best known for his work on the fan translation of Mother 3, he also runs Legends of Localization.

Are five languages enough to guarantee global success?

According to statistics from the UN, the countries of the G7 alone account for more than 46% of global gross domestic product and represent approximately 58% of global net wealth. Businesses looking for global success would do well, therefore, to start with conquering the business environments of the G7.

Terminology Glosses: Hikikomori and Ikigai

Let's talk about Japanese. In Japanese, the personal pronoun 私 (watashi, I) becomes 私たち (watashitachi, we) thanks to the suffix たち (tachi, mark of the plural). Moving up one level towards syntax, we then realize that the word order in Japanese is subject-object-verb. These two features alone should suffice to...