We were asked to create a series of regular English articles for Pasona Group's Kurashinity Housekeeper service. We began by suggesting what pre-existing content could be efficiently localized, and eliminating content that was too Japanese-specific. Finally we were commissioned to produce original content in English that would be relevant to the expat, and international community in Japan.
Yokohama Convention and Visitors Bureau (YCVB) commissioned a report on their web presence, highlighting areas for improvement. We then conducted a full scale redesign of their website in both Japanese and English. We were keen to create a single site that felt "global" instead of two different sites for a Japanese or international audience. The final design reflects Yokohama's identity and legacy in international exchange, and backend SEO measures were also implemented.
English Content Creation
We produced a series of English language articles for the Kansai Tourism Bureau official homepage focusing on luxurious cultural experiences that are generally not open to the general public. A number of our writers visited Tokushima, Shiga, Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, and Wakayama prefectures to write about recently developed tours and experiences from an international perspective.
Article and Video Content Creation
We were asked to produce a series of articles and videos for the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan website Countryside Stays Japan. We developed itineraries that would appeal to international travelers and sent out small teams to 8 prefectures. For this project we produced both English and Chinese (Traditional) content.
A client approached us looking for a bilingual website, but it quickly became clear that the potential readers of the Japanese and English versions would be very different. Accordingly we developed two parallel sites, similar in design and content, but tailored to each market. We also produced an introductory video, and ran Google advertising campaigns to drive traffic.
We were tasked with providing an English translation of a number of explanatory panels on the theme of the Japanese peoples' coexistence with the natural world, to be used at an exhibition in Hungary. Our team of native English translators translated the explanatory panels with an international perspective to raise global awareness about the status of Japanese wildlife protection and conservation of the natural environment in Japan, including sensitive issues relating to wild animal population control.
Social Media Content Creation
Created original English content for the global Facebook page of a company developing medical products and services. Since pharmaceutical-related writing is specialized content, and the products in questions were highly specialized, the the client created a rough draft of the manuscript in Japanese covering the key points, and our native English writer wrote the content in English. We also created an advertising campaign plan and provided advice on Facebook for the overseas market. Finally, we provided the representative for the company's social media presence training and support so they could eventually manage advertising campaigns internally.
Advertising and Marketting
The Tokushima Trade Information Center, part of the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) asked us to provide our expertise to companies in Tokushima Prefecture who were looking to improve and globalize their website and video production output. Our team visited each company and provided personalized consulting services based on our advance research with a view to appeal to overseas buyers and improve their overall brand image.
Website Content Creation
Original website for the Japanese Cabinet Office outlining Japan's Super City Initiative. The text, design, and graphics were all original, and produced in consultation with the Cabinet Office and a small team of international creatives to ensure the message would be widely understood by an international audience. The site was also coded to match the client's existing website infrastructure.
Virtual trip produced for Echizen City in Fukui Prefecture targeting English-speaking territories. Content was selected in discussion with the area and inbound experts, and as part of the broadcast live segments were streamed from a blade workshop and Japanese paper atelier. The tour was broadcast and archived on YouTube so that it could reach potential visitors live as well as a long-term audience on the platform. Our media partner JapanTravel.com assisted with the marketing and social media campaign and ensured an engaged audience watched live.