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Going to LocWorld36? Join us for “Let’s Talk Japanese Again”


If it’s Japan, it’s covering pressing issues in the Japanese language.

At LocWorld36 in Tokyo, April 3rd-5th, Women in Localization will be well represented at the Let’s Talk About Japanese Again in Japan session. Four prominent members of Women in Localization Japan Chapter will raise, debate, clarify and illuminate key issues in the Japanese language localization process.

For the seasoned Japanese localizer, the hands-on project manager, the business developer or the linguistically curious, the four panelists will talk about handling a localization project from A to Z in one of the most challenging languages to manage. The session includes a bonus for business developers: How success in Japan is defined from an international perspective.

If you would like to meet members of the Japanese Chapter of Women in Localization and discuss specific issues for the Japanese language, please stop by our booth or join us for lunch!

WHAT: Let’s Talk Japanese Again in Japan

WHEN: April 4th, 2018, 1:45 – 2:30 pm

WHERE: Soara


Yukako Ueda – Global Content Management at NetApp and Founder of the Women in Localization Japan Chapter 

Yukako launched the Japan Chapter of Women in Localization in 2015. She is the team lead for global content management at NetApp and oversees the localization of marketing and products for 15 countries. She is also constantly spearheading internal and external discussions on improving localization processes and oversees machine translation implementation from the linguistic point of view.

“On behalf of my fellow Women in Localization Japan chapter members, we are excited to have the opportunity to participate in the upcoming LocWorld held in Japan. We originally had the honor of presenting this session at LocWorld35 in Silicon Valley last October. I am looking forward to sharing this panel discussion with our colleagues at the Tokyo conference.”

Miyuki Mori – Field Marketing Manager at MarkLogic and APAC Geo Manager Women in Localization

Miyuki has 20 years of experience in localization having worked as an independent consultant in marketing and business process. Her area of expertise encompasses business marketing strategy and planning, localization for marketing, change management, process reengineering and operational excellence.

“I am so happy to have LocWorld in Tokyo and be able to participate in the panel discussion as Women in Localization Japan. Tokyo will host the Olympics and Paralympics in 2020 and the importance of communication is becoming stronger than ever before. Looking forward to meeting everyone in our session and at our booth.”

Yoko Chiba – Director at TOIN Corporation and Assistant Chapter Manager Women in Localization

Yoko has 20 years of experience in localization and has served the industry as operations manager, project manager, engagement manager and consultant.

“I’m thrilled to have such an amazing international event here in Tokyo! More and more cultural and linguistic diversity would be necessary across the world, and LocWorld and Women in Localization could be bridges for cross-cultural communication. You can experience and learn so much not only from the language industry but also how to create a better and happier society from the conference. Looking forward to meeting with everyone in Tokyo!”

Mai Sawamura – Regional Vice President Project Management Office APAC at SDL and Assistant Chapter Manager Women in Localization

Mai is the fourth panelist and also has 20 years of experience in localization and is now an expert in machine translation for Asian to Asian language pairs and Asian to English language pairs. 

The panel will be moderated by Aki Ito, CEO and Chief Consultant for the LocalizationGuy.