Effective translation is much
more than simply changing text from one language into another.
It is important that the Japanese
translator or English translator
has a true understanding of what the original writer means.
The translator needs to be able to translate the words from
the source language, and also more importantly, be able
to change it into the most natural language through having
a comprehensive understanding of the text. Other factors
such as the business and cultural environment can determine
what is really meant between the lines and the translator
needs to work “outside the square” to deliver
a translation of superior quality.
For each project the team at Rikai Associates
analyses the requirements and customises a process to best
meet your specific needs. Direct and clear communication
with the client is important to understand requirements
and specific objectives completely.
If you have written a document in English,
and English is not your first language you may want to check
that the written English is completely natural. Our native
English consultants will check and proofread the documents
for you to ensure the English is professional
and perfect. This service has become one of our particular
strengths due to a high demand for services in this area.
Japanese culture and business etiquette
can be quite different from that of the Western world. To
maximise your opportunities and potential in the Japanese
market, we offer tailor-made seminars and
business consultation to suit your business
objectives and to prepare you for working with the Japanese.
Here is an example outline of what we cover in our Japanese
Business Etiquette seminars
- Introductions in Japanese – some
basic key vocabulary
- Brief introduction to Japan - why is it
so important to have this background knowledge..
- The Japanese company structure - business
card etiquette & exchange in Japanese
- Business relationships and their importance
in Japanese business society – how do they impact
on your negotiations?
- Effective negotiating and business dealings
with the Japanese - avoiding offence and maximising time
- One Day in Japan from an etiquette perspective
- crucial protocol to maximise communication. Topics include:
Bowing, Meetings, Seating arrangements, Dining and Socializing..
We offer seminars in New
Zealand but can also provide international seminars if desired,
personally or via the Internet. Japanese Business
Etiquette Consulting Services can be face to face
or by phone at a time to suit you.