J-En Translations is an educational website with resources for people interested in the Japanese to English localization industry.

You can find articles on improving translation skills, interviews with professional translators, editors, letterers etc., books and resources on translation, and a podcast on amazing English translations in media.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about how to get into Japanese - English translation or about media localization (specifically games, manga, and anime.)

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FAQ For Aspiring Translators

Frequently asked questions for aspiring Japanese to English media translators.

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Freelance Industry Advice

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Translation Skills Advice

Want to work on your Japanese translation skills? Then these are the articles for you!

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Interviews With Localizers

Interested in the Japanese media translation industry? Read interviews with translators, project managers, editors, and localizers who work with video games, manga, novels, and more!

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