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08 May

Reserve online with and ChoiceRESERVE

There is this new restaurant you would like to try; it can get crowded, apparently, so you choose to reserve. You can give a call or reserve online. It should be pretty easy. Turns out you can’t understand the website, do you pick up the phone? Probably not, after all the other end might not..

19 Apr

We’ve made some changes

It’s been a bit more than 4 years since we founded Minimal Technologies. We’ve gone through a lot of changes since then, including 4 different offices which we outgrew, and releasing free last December. We have been putting all of our attention and hard work into, our website localization service, and we wanted..

27 Mar

Creating a hassle-free workplace with SBI and

Japanese companies are globalizing and more and more foreigners are joining the Japanese workforce. The challenges that come with this are many, especially the cultural and language differences. What is trying to achieve by collaborating with SBI Business Solutions is to make this transition as smooth as possible.   SBI and SBI 承認Time..

22 Mar

The Localized Internet: and favy at LocWorld Tokyo

Jeffrey Sandford, CTO of, and Keita Kuno, Content Marketing Manager at favy, will be speaking on website localization at the LocWorld36 Tokyo conference, April 3-5, 2018. The presentation entitled “The Localized Internet’ will take place on April 4th, 2018 at 9:45am – 10:30am at the Tokyo Bay Hilton’s Soara Room. Around 50% of the..

08 Mar

International Women’s Day: spotlight on Japan

International Women’s Day is celebrated (almost) everywhere, with marches, strikes, or gatherings. Japan isn’t so lively nor loud, yet it seems to be slowly picking up steam as a movement. Some data: The number of Japanese working women is increasing, nearing 70% of women participating in the job market in 2017. The weight of social..

05 Mar


WOVN Technologies is turning 4 today, March 5th 2018. Takaharu, Jeffrey, Shoji and Antoine have seen the company grow since the start. We’ve asked them to share with us what the past year was like, what has changed and what they are looking forward to, in exchange for burritos and salad 😜   Left to..

21 Feb

What does mother language mean to you?

The International Mother Language Day promotes awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity, multilingualism, and the respect of all native languages. For this occasion, I would like to talk about something that is a bit more personal than usual: not really knowing what one’s mother language is or even questioning if you have one.    ..

14 Feb

Ecommerce: and Silver Egg to recommend your favorite items in your language and Silver Egg are joining forces to ease cross-border ecommerce for both businesses and users. Ahead of the Tokyo Olympics, Japanese ecommerce businesses are getting ready to accommodate international buyers, but making ecommerce websites available in several languages is costly and time-consuming, in addition to the necessary international market research. Silver Egg and’s..

07 Feb
2018 and Rozetta launch ¥1 website localization and Rozetta have joined forces and are launching ¥1 website localization on February 7th, 2018. Rozetta is a Japanese translation giant. In December 2017, the company started offering an innovative combination of AI and crowd translation for faster translation, charging only ¥1 per character. is a Tokyo-based website localization service that enables users..