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Japanese Pharmaceuticals Translators | Japanese Pharmaceutical Translation Services


The Japanese Connection can offer Japanese translation experts for all aspects of the pharmaceutical industry, whether at clinical trials, the translation of medical research papers, or offering translation assistance with written business correspondence between international firms.  

Our vast network of professional Japanese language translators means that whatever your language requirement, we can source an expert translator to support you.

With over 25 years of experience, The Japanese Connection will always provide a confidential, comprehensive and reliable translation and interpreting service.



Pharmaceuticals in Japan

Although many Japanese physicians continue to prescribe traditional Kanpō medicine (a derivative of traditional Chinese medicine) and the majority of Japan’s pharmaceutical companies are small, independent manufacturers of herbal remedies, Japan’s pharmaceutical industry is, in fact, the second largest in the world. Previously an internalised industry, Japanese firms are now fighting for prominence alongside foreign companies within Japan, like Pfizer. The largest Japanese company - Takeda - recently acquired Nycomed, a European corporation, and exposed the aims of many pharmaceutical companies in Japan: global expansion. They are now shifting their focus from R&D (Research and Development) to market resource investments and moving their facilities overseas.

With over 50% of clinical trials taking place abroad, the pharmaceutical industry is now hugely globalised and thus, multi-lingual. The numerous regulations and controls governing research stages, like animal-testing and the processes behind clinical trials, differ from country to country and language obstacles may also arise in this area. Certainly, the Japanese Pharmaceutical Industry and Laws are very specific and are ruled by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, requiring specialist knowledge.  In this fast-paced, ever-expanding industry, communication needs to be effective and culturally-informed, and information must be transmitted accurately. 

Our Japanese pharmaceutical translation covers areas such as:

Biomedical Engineering

Conferences and Symposiums

Medical Correspondence

Clinical Trials

Academic Papers and Reports

Participant Consent

Rules and Regulations

Marketing Strategies and Processes

Mergers and International Collaborations

Epidemiological Studies

Facilities and Resources

Audits and Assessments



Medical Patents


Looking for Japanese language assistance in another field? 

The Japanese Connection provides specialist interpreting and translation services in a wide array of specialist fields. Whatever your requirement, we can find the right Japanese linguist to assist you. If your industry or project-type is not listed here, please contact us directly with your enquiry.

Our language specialists utilise their knowledge of subject-specific terminology to deliver precise, unambiguous translations whatever the context - enabling you to communicate effectively with the rest of the world. We are also able to adapt to almost any type of project.

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