71-75 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9JQ

42 B, ul. B. Pokrovskaya, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, 603000

office 213, 8/1, ul. Nametkina, Moscow, Russia, 117420

Monday to Friday 08:00 to 17:00 (GMT+1)

Translation from Japanese

ALBA Translation Agency does both professional translation from Japanese into Russian and professional translation from Russian into Japanese. We can do high quality translation from Japanese of texts on different themes, meeting the set deadlines: legal, technical and medical texts, shipping documents (customs declarations, invoices, packing lists, bills of lading, etc.), as well as translation of websites.

Japanese is from the language family of the Japanese Archipelago and the Ryukyu Islands. The genetic affinity of Japanese with other language families have not yet been decisively established. According to some linguists, Japanese is a language of the Altaic language family. Japanese is spoken by about 130 million people, most of whom live in Japan. There is a great number of borrowings from other languages in the Japanese vocabulary (Chinese, Portuguese, Danish and English).

Interesting facts about Japan:

• The word karaoke translated from Japanese means “empty orchestra”, and the name of Mount Fujiyama means “steep mountain”.
• All Japanese words which do not end in a vowel end in the sound [n].
• The word “underground” in Japan is written with three hieroglyphs, the meanings of which is “bottom”, “ground” and “iron”.
• There are no such grammar categories in Japanese as verb conjugation, noun gender and articles, and the word order is absolutely free, and yet through it all, Japanese is considered to be one of the most difficult languages to learn.
• In the Japanese writing system, Chinese hieroglyphs (kanji) and two Japanese syllabaries, Hiragana and Katakana, each of which has 48 letters, coexist.
• Until the middle of the 20th century, there were no differences between the green colour and the blue colour in Japanese, and one and the same word aoi was used to denote them.


More than 10 years in the industry

We have translated almost a million pages, being called upon to solve linguistic problems of varying complexity, often to extremely tight deadline.

We are one of the Top-40 largest translation companies in Russia

This ranking is according to the site https://translationrating.ru using data for 2015.

We work to provide you with the greatest flexibility

We build relations with customers with an individual approach; our desire is to find and fully meet their needs.

Quality and privacy are in accordance with ISO 17100

We understand that high quality and our excellent reputation are our main competitive advantages.

Dynamic innovation

We develop software, participate in projects of professional organizations, and support law-making initiatives.


ALBA Translating Company hit 24th in the All-Russian Translation Companies Rating


Alba becomes an exclusive reseller of SubtitleNext and NextTT products within CIS


Alba Translating Company becomes a partner in organizing Translation Forum Russia 2021 in Nizhny Novgorod