Being successful in Japan: the challenges of gaming localization and translation

The interactive entertainment software industry, popularly known as the video game industry is reaching overwhelming numbers in net worth and profit from sales. Japan has the third-largest gaming market globally…

Mulan – a true Chinese legend hitting the box offices in March 2020

A Synopsis of Mulan Hua Mulan was a Chinese warrior woman who lived during the Northern and Southern dynasties (a period of time that took place between 420 and 589…

The differences between Western and Eastern storytelling

This might come across as a topic that people rarely think about, but if you happen to be a fan of books and novels and have a background that involves…

PARASITE – the translation work behind-the-scenes

With the Golden Globes stepping off the stage for this year, you have probably started coming across the name “Parasite” quite often. This is because of the 6-times-nominated and, consequently…

Localization in Disney songs and why they stay in our heads for a lifetime

What is localization? A lot of people nowadays can’t tell the difference between translation and localization. It’s an understatement to say that those two things are not one and the…

Netflix and chill in the realm of Chinese productions?

Netflix may be prohibited in China – where government regulation favors homegrown rivals like iQiyi, Tencent Video, and Alibaba’s Youku – but that hasn’t stopped the US-based streaming-video giant from…

The comeback of audiobooks

Nowadays, audiobooks are not only for the visually-challenged people anymore. It has become another means of self-improvement or entertaining for many people around the world who are on the go…

K-POP: How a culture gets translated without a translation company?

Anyone who has been in touch with Asian countries and culture has either by accident or by recommendation stumbled upon K-POP (in Korean 케이팝). It is a genre of popular…

The Rise and Popularity of Game of Thrones in Asia

How did GoT become big in Asia? And what effect has it had on the overall success of the franchise? Let’s take a look! You would probably wonder what does…

Translation companies & Media services

“It is no secret that Asian languages have become an important part of the global cultural and economic landscape. Given China’s position as a dominant economic force, with its 1.411…