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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    A list of translation competitions for Japanese to English translators in 2023. I’ve also posted a list of articles at the bottom which should help!   Japanese […]
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    Translation & Localisation in Games One thing they never explained in my Theory and Practice of Translation MA, was that translation and localisation are two different […]
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    At the end of 2016 IGDA – Localization SIG announced on their Facebook Page a competition to translate a Japanese video game in 17 days. On the 9th December 2016 the […]

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