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The Japanese Connection : Serving since 1985

Japanese Medicine and Pharmaceuticals Translation 

At the Japanese Connection, we realise that in order to keep up with the ever-evolving research and development in the medical sector, effective cross-border communication is more important than ever. In order to succeed against terminal diseases, it is necessary for countries to work together, pooling information, research and resources. Translation assistance may be required in numerous situations including: clinical trials and meetings; translation of journal articles; individual consultations; distribution of pharmaceuticals and communication with the international press.

With over 25 years’ professional experience covering many aspects of the industry, our medical and clinical translators are here to help with Japanese translation requirements of all kinds. Our translators are all native speakers of Japanese and often hold a degree or certificate in the medical sciences. They are closely acquainted with technical terminology and will have an awareness of context, linguistic nuances and cultural idiosyncrasies which allows precision and efficiency in this highly specialised sector.


Japanese bio-medics  exploring the processes and systems within the human body in a medicinal and clinical capacity. Developing healthcare techniques is an international business, and may require the skills of a medical translator.


Medical Sciences

Medical translation is a highly specialised area, and should only be attempted by qualified, experienced medical translators. The Japanese Connection has a network of translators often holding a degree or certificate in the medical sciences, as well as being a native speaker in at least two languages. 



Systemized medicine in Japan dates from the 6th century and the introduction of traditional Chinese methods. From then on, it has remained a leader in medicine with its larger pharmaceutical firms expanding worldwide.

Stem Cell Research

Stem cell research is immensely important, and Japanese scientists are renowned for their work in this field. It is vital that they can collaborate across language barriers in order to share developments and information worldwide.The Japanese Connection’s stem cell research translators can assist with many aspects of this revolutionary scientific research. 

About the Japanese healthcare system 


The healthcare system in Japan is thought to be one of the most effective in the world. The country boasts the longest life-expectancy; the third lowest infant-mortality rate and some of the best recovery rates from major diseases, like cancer. Ahead of the rest of the world in medical technology, its hospitals have twice the amount of MRI scanners than the USA and medical engineers are now working to develop robotic surgery. Despite this, Japan is suffering from a shortage of medical practitioners due to the cost of studying medicine and the relatively low pay they receive. Its ever-aging population is causing more and more geriatric diseases and with fewer doctors to treat this problem, Japan’s medical system is facing a major turning-point. To maintain the high-standard of living and health and to create a sustainable future, it is essential that Japan keeps abreast of developments in medical research, education, technology and pharmaceuticals from across the globe.

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.

What to do next?

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If you would like more information about our Japanese language services, please contact us.