日本映像翻訳アカデミー

Japan Visualmedia Translation Academy

Japan Visualmedia Translation Academy (JVTA) is a Tokyo-based school that teaches the skills you need to become professional translators for visual media content. Once you complete JVTA’s courses and pass a trial, you'll be offered opportunities to work on fun and exciting entertainment-related translation projects offered by JVTA’s translation agency, the Media Translation Center (MTC).

In recent years, the Japanese government launched the Cool Japan Strategy, a project to help creators globalize their content to the international market. JVTA was at the forefront of this trend, creating a one-of-a-kind curriculum for Japanese-to-English visual media translation in 2008. With the popularity of Japanese pop culture and media content booming around the world, the demand for qualified Japanese-to-English translators has never been higher.

At JVTA, we welcome anyone with an appreciation for Japanese visual media content and an interest in translation to join our classes and go professional. We look forward to seeing you in the classroom!

● Interviews with graduates who are active in Japanese/English translation

Miki Suzuki (Japanese)
Aiko Funabashi (English)
Matt Henry (English)
Emily Rabone Ueda (English)
Keiko Sato (Japanese)
Nicole Wilkinson (English)
Nina Matsusima (English)


Step-by-step guide to becoming a professional media translator (Japanese-English Media Translation Course in Tokyo)

1) School Orientation and English Subtitling Trial Lesson (required)

2) Comprehensive Japanese-English Visualmedia Translation Course (6 months)

3) Professional Japanese-English Visualmedia Translation Course (6 months)

4)Visual Media Translation Trial

5)Start working as a professional Japanese-to-English Media Translator


● Interested in Learning More? Join our Open School event first!

We strongly encourage everyone interested in learning more about our translation courses to join our Open School events held out our Tokyo School held throughout the year. At these events, we offer an English Subtitling Trial Lesson, a Visualmedia Translation Seminar, a School Orientation, and free personal consultations all in the same day. This is the best way to learn everything you wanted to know about visual media translation and experience our classes firsthand. For more information about our next Open School event and to sign up, please check out the following page: https://www.jvta.net/tyo/open-school/ (only in Japanese)

For those interested who live outside of Japan (or who live in Japan but outside the Kanto region), please contact us directly to learn more about upcoming online orientations and personal consultations:
Tel: (+81) 03-3517-5002
Mail: je.translation(at)jvtacademy.com ※(at) は @ に置き換えて下さい。

We also offer the trial lessons and seminars on their own:

●  Visualmedia Translation Seminar: "Learn About the World of Visualmedia Translation" + School Orientation (Tokyo)

This seminar and orientation are available in Japanese either in person or online. To learn more, please refer to the schedule and information on the page below. Registration period: January-April / June-October To see the schedule and sign up, https://www.jvta.net/tyo/seminar_orientation_je/ (English)

※Schedule for Fall 2018 to be announced soon!

●  English Subtitling Trial Lesson

Lessons are available in both Japanese and English (online only). To learn more, please refer to the schedule and information files on the page below. Registration period: January-April / June-October To see the schedule and sign up, visit: http://www.jvta.net/tyo/je-taiken-english/ (English)

※Schedule for Fall 2018 to be announced soon!

●  Free Personal Consultation (Tokyo)

Get to know more about JVTA and the J-E course in a face-to-face meeting with a JVTA staff member. If you prefer the consultation in English, please make sure to indicate it in your message.
Request a consultation: http://www.jvta.net/tyo/kobetsu/ (Japanese)

Request a Pamphlet

You can request a JVTA school pamphlet (in Japanese) by telephone or by visiting:
English guide for payment procedures is enclosed.
http://www.jvta.net/#footer-wrapper (Japanese) An English guide for payment procedures comes with the pamphlet .


Location

● Tokyo

2F/3F Kyodo Bldg., 3-2-4 Nihombashi Hongoku-cho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0021 Japan
Google Map: http://goo.gl/maps/6ZPlw
Tel: 03-3517-5002
Mail: seminar(at)jvtacademy.com ※(at)→@