Professional Japanese Translation & Interpreting Services

Tailor-made Japanese translation and interpreting solutions.

Expert Japanese translation and interpreting services to help you speak natively

With over 130 million speakers worldwide, Japanese is one of the top 10 most-spoken languages. As a nation driven by excellence, digital innovation and an unparalleled work ethic, Japan has become an economic superpower. Its high-tech products such as vehicles, textiles and technology have enabled Japan to become the 4th largest export economy in the world, exporting over $700 billion worth of goods annually and the 5th largest importer in the world, importing a total of $653 billion of goods per year.

With high demand for imports and exports comes opportunity and competition. 2M's professional Japanese translation service and Japanese interpreters can help businesses enter into the Japanese market and strengthen competitive edge. At 2M, we focus on creating success stories for clients through tailored and precise localisation. We leverage human expertise, innovation and technology to assist start ups, SMEs and corporate giants attract Japanese-speaking consumers.


Japan's manufacturing industry is supported by its next-generation automotive business. As the third largest vehicle exporter in the world, the automotive industry represents a major pillar to Japan's economic function. More recent production of hybrid and electric vehicles has boosted supply and demand on an international scale.

For businesses in the automotive industry, 2M's Japanese translators are skilled in design manuals, manufacturing processes to safety and user manuals and marketing materials. Contact us to learn more about how 2M can support your technical translation needs in the Japanese automotive industry and beyond.

Consumer electronics

The trend towards smart devices, offices and homes mean Japan's technologically sophisticated goods are well-placed in the global market. Still, innovation Asia-wide and increasing demand among younger generations has created competition for Japan's new-product development. 2M can help businesses in the consumer electronic industry speak the same language as the target audience and drive sales through smart Japanese translation services. Through market research and deep understanding of local laws and consumer preferences, our advanced Japanese translators can ensure your content engages consumers and speaks to the local culture.



Japan has shifted to manufacturing robotics to address a decrease in its labor force due to an aging population. Cutting-edge and functional design contribute to growing demand for Japan's manufactured goods and a shift towards automation, industrial robots, and semiconductor manufacturing machinery present an opportunity for exporters to enter the market. Due to competitive entry, new-to-market firms must convince end-users to buy their products.

If you are looking to make your mark in the Japanese market, contact us to find out how 2M Japanese translation, interpreting and localisation services can assist you to develop relationships with local agents and consumers.

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2M works with many public and private organisations to scale their multilingual content to Japanese-speaking audiences through tailored English Japanese translation services and interpreting services.

Japanese translation service

2M provides expert Japanese translation services across all industries. We hand-pick translators with subject matter expertise matching your project requirements to ensure the highest quality outcomes and use of terminology.

Corporate translation services

2M specialises in engaging Japanese customers across leading industries with accurately translated documents. Success in corporate translation banks on expert translators, who understand the target market to convey the message of the source file into Japanese in a way that will resonate linguistically and culturally. With a top-tier team of professional Japanese translators at our fingertips, and 20+ years translating in corporate industries to rely on, we can assure the highest quality corporate translation solution for your needs.

Government translation services

Trusted by many Australian government departments and agencies, including the Department of Health, Department of Home Affairs, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet and more, 2M brings a wealth of translation experience to official government affairs. 2M works closely with local, professionally certified translators to deliver government documents to Japanese speakers based in Australia. With an understanding for preferred tone, format and language style among government agencies and departments, 2M is well-equipped to exceed your expectations. Supported by stringent linguistic quality assurance processes, we can assure you that your documents will be culturally appropriate for Japanese audiences.

Discover our range of Japanese translation services

Japanese document translation

Our NAATI-certified and professional Japanese translators are subject matter experts in industry-specific technical translation, including but not limited to equipment and machinery manuals, training and safety guides, financial reports, and medical documents. Our Japanese translation solutions are adaptable to document requirements and preferred delivery file format.

2M Japanese translators are experts in the following industries:

  • Manufacturing
  • Agribusiness & Food
  • Medical & Healthcare
  • Defence
  • Mining & Resources
  • Banking & Finance
  • Government
  • International Education
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Japanese personal document translation

If you need to translate your personal Japanese documents into English, 2M has a self-service solution approved by the Australian Government ready for immediate use. For quick, cost-effective, and government-approved NAATI-certified translations, our personal document service covers: 

  • Birth certificate
  • Death certificate
  • Divorce certificate
  • Family name change
  • First name change
  • Marriage Certificate
  • Police Clearance Certificate
  • National ID
  • Japanese Baptism Certificate
  • Japanese Education Certificate
  • Japanese Employment Certificate
  • Japanese Passport
  • EU Drivers Licence
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate

Accessible on the AcudocX platform, this service enables you to quickly match the source document elements with the English equivalent. Once complete, a NAATI-certified Japanese translator will review the translation and return the certified English document in as little as 24-48 hours.

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Japanese website translation & localisation

With 3 out of 4 internet users more likely to purchase on websites in their native language, translating your website into Japanese is one way to make your mark in the Japanese-speaking market and expand your buyer base. Based on consumer preference research and experience, 2M localises your website to appeal to the Japanese market featuring great user experience. We combine NAATI-certified translation with machine translation to ensure your website not only reads well in Japanese, but also attracts the right buyers, efficiently and cost-effectively.

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Japanese software & app translation

There are many technical and regional differences to consider when translating software applications. At 2M, we streamline the process to enable smooth and effective software translation into Japanese. Our full-service approach begins with a strategy consultation to understand your pain points, expectations and deadlines and ends with final testing of the Japanese software version. We leverage smart workflows and advanced tools to localise menus, dialog boxes, buttons in a software user interface, online help, printed documentation and other accompanying files for the Japanese market.

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Japanese video game localisation

Discover the potential of your video games on an international scale. 2M provides professional translation and localisation of any video game for the Japanese market. With the third-biggest games market worldwide, Japan presents a profitable market for overseas gaming developers. Thanks to gaming industry experts, we can create customised workflows to ensure your game looks and operates seamlessly for Japanese gamers. Our video game solution goes beyond the words of the game, allowing considerations for language-specific layout, cultural nuances, regional expressions and idioms, and visual content.

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Japanese interpreting services

2M's Japanese interpreters are subject matter experts in a range of industries, delivering high quality, precise interpretation services tailored for onsite, over the phone or video remote requests.

Onsite Japanese interpreting

2M's on-site interpreters are here to help you bridge communication gaps, create connections and provide important information to Japanese-speaking employees, audiences and customers.

Consecutive interpreting

Ideal for one-on-one conversations and small groups, 2M can provide Japanese interpreters trained in consecutive interpreting to appear onsite. In consecutive interpreting, one party speaks and allows for a pause while the interpreter speaks. This cycle repeats throughout the duration of the conversation and enables clear communication between the interpreter and involved parties.

Simultaneous interpreting

Common at conferences, large-scale meetings and events, the interpreter and speaker talk simultaneously. In this case, parties can speak naturally without breaks or pauses.

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Web Conferencing Platform

2M's web conference platform allows you to run multilingual meetings one-on-one or full-scale conferences and events in Japanese. With highly trained Japanese interpreters present in every virtual meeting, you can speak or present in your native language while your audience can engage in Japanese, or any other language. Our platform supports two-way, uninterrupted meetings supported by simultaneous language interpretation.

Our multilingual web conferencing solutions are perfect for:

  • Webinars
  • Online training
  • Online conferences
  • Virtual meetings
  • Stakeholder updates
  • Company announcements
  • Sales presentations
  • Product demos
  • Town Hall meetings
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Powering precise multilingual communication through technology

Human-powered translators and interpreters lie at the heart of 2M's language service offering, but with considered application of language technologies, 2M can speed up translation delivery time, streamline workflows, provide the highest content security, and offer a range of virtual interpreting delivery modes. Trusted by 1000+ clients, we only use the best-of-breed language technologies for our clients.

Machine translation

Our Japanese translation service is supported by cleverly integrated AI-driven workflows to advance global content strategy. 2M uses next-generation machine translation in tandem with human translators to support large-volume Japanese translation projects and cut down on costs.

Machine translation comes hand-in-hand with workflow automations, which improve productivity and help save on project management time. In today's interconnected and fast-paced world, we can simplify the translation process with clever automations that speed up the delivery time without compromising on quality.

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Translation Memory

2M's Translation Memory (TM) operates to reduce your cost per project by identifying and applying text segments, sentences or paragraphs from your previous projects to new projects. Over time, the translation memory learns your business' tone and terminology and suggests a word or phrase is reused if it appears in the current project.

As a smart database, TM supports on-time delivery of projects by drastically reducing the manpower required to manually translate repeat content. By understanding each client's specific language and tonal preferences, TM improves the quality and consistency of translations.

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On demand translation app

The 2M On Demand translation app is a testament to our modern agile translation services. As part of our Japanese translation service, 2M On Demand allows you to translate short, urgent messages in record time. AI and Neural Machine Translation work collaboratively with the human linguist to improve productivity and support fast delivery of high quality output. On the 2M On Demand app, you can request short translations wherever you are to and from Japanese, and many other languages.

Download for free from the App Store or Google Play. Also accessible via online browser.

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Governed by best industry practices

2M's ISO certificates outline industry-standard level provision of translation and interpreting services supported by advanced data protection and quality management systems.


ISO 17100:2015 Translation Services

Quality Japanese translation depends on access to qualified linguistic resources and adherence to industry-level standards. ISO 17100:2015 outlines requirements for core processes, resources, and other aspects to meet this standard. 2M is certified under ISO 17100:2015 to provide a Japanese translation service that meets our client's specifications thanks to expert translation capabilities, processes and resources.

ISO 18841:2018 Interpreting Services

2M provides ISO 18841:2018 standard interpreting services in Japanese and 250+ other languages. This industry-standard specifies requirements and recommendations in the provision of interpreting services across all delivery modes- in-person, over-the-phone and video remote.

ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System

2M consistently provides quality Japanese translation, interpreting and video localisation services that meet client and regulatory requirements as per the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System standard. From general content to technical content in automotive, manufacturing and medical industries, 2M guarantees to deliver consistently high results.

ISO 27001:2013 Information Security Management System

Client information security is our highest priority at 2M. With robust processes and frameworks in place that satisfy the ISO 27001:2013 requirements, 2M confidently protects sensitive client information, IP and confidential Japanese language projects. Our model framework similarly identifies, manages and reduces risks to client information security.

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Talk to us about our Japanese translation service, Japanese interpreters and localisation service. Follow the link below to get a quote. Simply tell us more about your project requirements and any preferences you may have and one of our project managers will be in touch.