Japan’s Yaraku officially launches business-oriented translation platform



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Tokyo-based Yaraku, the startup that provides translation platforms WorldJumper and FontTrans, announced today that it has launched a business-oriented translation platform called YarakuZen. In contrast with their conventional services designed for website translation, YarakuZen is more business-focused and available for translation in 17 languages.

YarakuZen allows you to submit translation requests via file formats like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint as well as text files, or even using an API. It outsources your translation orders to third-party crowdsourced translation services like Conyac or Gengo, but it also accumulates frequently-used translation requests and results in its database for future reference. This database is shared in multiple accounts of your colleagues under your company, which helps keep translation costs down and improve quality over time at a business scene.

YarakuZen was launched in beta several months ago, and we saw they were presenting it at ICT Spring 2014, a startup conference taking place in Luxembourg in early July (see video below).