JBI Studios' Blog on Voice-Over, Dubbing, and Multimedia Localization.

March 25, 2020
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Seiyuu: the Artists of Japanese Dubbing

Seiyuu or seiyu (声優) is a Japanese term used for Japanese voice actors and actresses. It is a robust industry in Japan that produces a large […]
February 19, 2020
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Linguistic Differences Between Japanese and English

Japanese localization, whether it’s providing subtitles or voice-over/dubbing in Japanese, can be a particularly challenging as well as a rewarding process. Japan is about the size […]
January 29, 2020
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The Japanese and Korean Languages: Similarities and Differences

With the upcoming Olympics in Tokyo this year, we will be having at least one Japanese themed blog post each month leading up to the games. […]
December 12, 2019
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Japanese Animation: A Brief History and Tips for Dubbing Anime

Anime, also known as Japanese animation, is a major cultural export from Japan that has had and continues to have a strong international influence. From Astro […]
November 27, 2019
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Localization for the Holidays

The holidays are here! In the U.S. we will be celebrating Thanksgiving tomorrow. It’s a wonderful opportunity to spend time with loved ones and enjoy good […]
July 31, 2019
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Why Does Japanese Use Chinese Characters (Kanji)?

With the popularity of Japanese anime, manga, and pop culture, there has been a rise in Japanese language learners internationally. For these learners, one of the […]