Panasonic to launch megaphone that can translate on the fly

Nov 17, 2016

Panasonic to launch megaphone that can translate on the fly

Panasonic Corp. said Thursday it will start offering in December a megaphone capable of automatically translating Japanese into English, Chinese and Korean in its latest bid to help companies cope with an increase in foreign visitors to Japan. Panasonic hopes the new translation service ...

Sep 27, 2016

Japan versions of TPP documents turn up 18 mistranslated parts

Eighteen mistranslated parts have been found in the official Japanese translation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership documents, it was learned on Monday. The Foreign Ministry reported the mistranslations at a meeting with the main opposition force, the Democratic Party, on the day. The ministry notified ...

Sep 9, 2015

NTT Docomo launches free trial of handwriting translation service

NTT Docomo Inc. said Wednesday it has started a free trial of a translation service that recognizes handwriting on smartphones and tablet computer displays. As part of the test, the service is available at information desks at the international terminal of Tokyo’s Haneda airport ...

Jul 18, 2015

Honda makes English official

Honda is just the latest in a growing number of Japanese firms embracing English as its official language; now the nation's education system needs to respond with more effective ways of teaching the language.