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Kyoto study finds nearly 500 translation errors for foreign tourists, new guidelines released

Kyoto City Tourism Association wants the town to clean up its translation act.

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Shohei Ohtani called liar after saying he met fan who caught home run ball, but it might be a Japanese translation error

Video shows Japanese language quirk and translation snafu might be hurting the baseball star’s image.

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Snoop Dogg’s cookbook gets a rebrand in Japan

“From Crook to Cook” just doesn’t have the same catchy appeal here as it does overseas.

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Studio Ghibli thanks international fans for translating its tweets, asks them to keep it up

Famed anime house has followers from dozens of countries, wants to connect with all of them.

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AI translation company Rozetta bans staff from speaking a foreign language at work

The company’s AI machine translation programs eliminate the need for anyone to speak a language other than their own, they say. 

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Kanji T-shirt seen on U.S. TV show makes Japanese viewers giggle

According to his shirt, this guy isn’t just “huge in Japan”, he’s huge somewhere else too. 

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Mystery of Japanese Prime Minister Suga’s “low-level English” tweet to Donald Trump now solved

It turns out the Prime Minister may secretly be a junior high student?!

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Japanese company develops “smart mask” that translates speech to eight languages

Next time someone calls you a “C-Face,” they might just be complimenting your tech.

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Evangelion’s original English scriptwriter has some harsh words for people complaining about translation choices, but also a pretty good point.

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Japanese Fans, Official Translator Weigh in on Netflix Evangelion English Subtitle Debate

Netflix subtitles translate Kaworu’s proclamation to Shinji as ‘I like you’ compared to ADV’s ‘I love you.’

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Does the Japanese word “natsukashii” exist in other languages? Japanese Twitter investigates

Could speaking Japanese expand your range of feelings?

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Translation debate: how do you say “oh my God!” in Japanese? Netizens have many different answers

Oh my god there’s a lot of ways to say “oh my God.”

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Japanese news program criticized for translating Lady Gaga’s protest message as “I hate Trump.”

Liberal translation of statement at protest against conservative politician has fans wondering what happened to the love.

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W.T.F. Japan: Top 5 most perfectly translated Pokémon names【Weird Top Five】

Which of the original 151 had their names translated best from Japanese to English?

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The curious case of Benjamin the neighbor arouses suspicion in Japan

Always be mindful of what you write or let others write for you. You never know when it will be scrutinized by thousands upon thousands of Japanese people.

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Finally! You no longer have to let language barriers keep you from lying to random girls you meet on the street of a foreign land.

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Hey, “cool guy!” Here’s why you should double-check the meaning of your Japanese kanji T-shirt

With its brushstroke-style Japanese text, this T-shirt might look cool, but it’s literally ridiculous.

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Tokyo airport to test megaphone translator

Translates announcements into English, Chinese, Korean.

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Strange Indian airport sign cautions visitors not to consume carpet

Every country has its own set of rules and customs that visitors may not initially be aware of. To meet the demands of the growing tourism industry, many governments have opted to implement multi-lingual signs and websites. Sometimes, however, the translations cause much more confusion than they prevent, like with this list of jobs foreigners aren’t allowed to do in Thailand.

Recently a similar goof occurred in India, this time due to some curiously mistranslated signage posted inside the Chennai International Airport, leaving visitors both amused and confused.

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“Supreme Court Beef” and other translation fails from the new Taco Bell Japan website

Media in Japan, us included, have been all over Taco Bell’s return to the country this week, but talk hasn’t been entirely of tacos. The Taco Bell Japan website was also making news when Japanese speakers noticed it had some pretty terrible and funny English-to-Japanese translations.

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