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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..

29 Jan

Why would a startup take the risk of going free? is a Tokyo-based startup. We localize websites: we make them available in any language and assist our users in the process. Late last year we made a dramatic decision. We were finding success in Japan, with media coverage and big names in our client list. We are not the next unicorn but a healthy..

22 Dec

Slack’s Japanese localization @

On November 17th, 2017, Slack released their Japanese version. The team has been a heavy user of the English version of Slack since our founding; it’s our main internal communication tool. Today we are going to take a look at the Japanese version of Slack and see how it stacks up against other localizations...

30 Nov

Localizing in Japan. Slack and Quora

This November, two big names in the tech industry entered the Japanese market. Slack and Quora announced during TechCrunch Tokyo (November 16th and 17th) they were releasing their products with full localization in Japan. Why Japan and why the need to localize? The Japanese market, its challenges and the need to localize The Japanese market..