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Yamagata celebrates 112th anniversary

112th anniversary Yamagata

Today, 112 years ago Heiji Yamagata founded Yamagata Printing in Yokohama City. The original name of his company was Yamagata Insatsujo (Yamagata Printing). Headquaters of Yamagata is still in Yokohama.  

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Interview with Flemish Murakami translator Luk Van Haute

Luk Van Haute

“Put Murakami in your title and attention is guaranteed.” That is something we don’t need to be told twice. We had a talk with the Flemish translator of Japan's most promoted novelist and asked him about the peculiarities of Japanese, the art of literary translation and Murakami's inimitable style.

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Yamagata Europe is ready for GDPR

With the advent of GDPR in May 2018, it seems that privacy is taken more seriously. GDPR not only forces translation and other companies to think about the way they are collecting data, but it also obligates them to protect their data and report about possible unauthorized use of personal data in time. The question that is on most people’s lips nowadays is: are we ready for GDPR? At Yamagata Europe, we can reassure you we are.

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XTM LIVE Europe Gold Sponsor

XTM LIVE

Yamagata Europe is happy to be Gold Partner for XTM LIVE Europe in Amsterdam.

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Building bridges to the academic world

Building Bridges

Like many other industries, the translation industry also experiences significant changes in this digital age. We adapt our processes to the changing requests of clients, translation software becomes increasingly sophisticated and machine translation is on the rise. Accordingly, we like to share our knowledge of the field with the academic world. We do not only build bridges but also integrate our worlds. After all, we both benefit from it.

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Is neural machine translation always the best option?

Is neural machine translation always the best option?

Yamagata Europe has been using machine translation technology since 2009. In this post, we want to give you a short overview of the most frequently used machine translation technologies today: Rule-Based Machine Translation (RBMT), Statistical Machine Translation (SMT) and Neural Machine Translation (NMT).

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Join us at the tekom Belgium event in Antwerp

tekom Belgium

On January 30, Antwerp is host to the first tekom Belgium event in 2018. Topic of the day is Usability Challenges for Technical Communication.

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How to create better subtitles

Better subtitles

Video is taking an increasingly bigger piece of the pie of content production. Compared to text-based content, video often has much more expressive power to convey your company’s marketing or technical message. When your company is operating in an international context, video localization is the next hurdle to take. 

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Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays

This year for Christmas, we are trying to aid the less fortunate.

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We are now ISO 9001:2015 certified

ISO 9001:2015

Yamagata Europe has been certified in ISO 9001 since November 2011. In November 2017, we became certified in the new ISO 9001:2015 standard, demonstrating our continued commitment to providing superior quality translation and print services.

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5 tips to write translation-friendly technical documentation

Translation-friendly technical documentation

In the content creation process, translation is usually at the bottom of the priority list. This is unfortunate, because it pays off when you already start thinking about translations before you create your source document. 

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Knowledge and networking: key takeaways from tcworld 2017

tcworld 2017

tcworld is one of those conferences in the language services community you cannot afford to miss. And so, we were happy to attend the conference again in Stuttgart this year from 24 to 26 October. Not only is tcworld a great way to keep up with the new trends, but we were also happy to make our own contributions with presentations about neural machine translation and the use of video. 

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Why technical documentation is your secret marketing weapon

Technical documentation as marketing material

There is a big gap between the way companies are treating their marketing content and how they look at technical content, such as manuals. While marketing documents usually get the royal treatment, technical content is often playing second fiddle. This is a shame, because there is a lot of untapped marketing potential in your technical documentation.  

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Join us at tcworld 2017 in Stuttgart

tcworld 2017

Come find us in the Asian Pavilion or at one of our lectures. Contact us to make an appointment.

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