Japanese Business Card translation

Translated by Japanese-speaking Business Professionals since 1994

Overview of our Japanese Business Card Translation Services

PLG translates your English business cards into Japanese, turning them into bilingual business cards: English on one side and Japanese on the other.

Samples of Japanese Business Cards

The following are a few samples of business cards that we have translated into Japanese. Please note that we have changed the business card information on the samples below to respect the privacy of the business card holder.

English side

English side

Japanese side

Japanese side

English side
English side

Japanese side (vertical)

Japanese side (vertical)

We offer a one-stop service that includes the translation, typesetting and printing of your cards. For pricing information, request a free, no-obligation quote.

To find out more information about our business card translation services, including viewing some samples, testimonials and additional details, please visit our general Business Card Translation page.

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Why use PLG to translate your business cards into Japanese?

Since the year 2000, PLG has completed more than 15,000 business card orders, averaging out at 1,500 per year. The reason: our customers keep coming back. Below are a few things that make PLG's Japanese business card translation services unique and attractive to our customers:

  • We have Japanese translators familiar with your industry. Our professional Japanese translators understand how to do business in Japan and are knowledgeable about Japanese cultural business card practices.
  • We have an in-house business card typesetting team. This allows for a quick turnaround, and prompt revisions when required.
  • We have a proven track record. Our clients include national Fortune 500 companies from Motorola to Pepsi and Best Buy. We also provide services to small businesses including walk-in services to those within the Chicagoland area.
  • We print your business cards. We have partnered with a local printing company to provide you low cost, high quality business cards at a quick turnaround -- a one-stop solution when you need to translate your business cards.
  • We can customize your order. You can order virtually any quantity of business cards, which include translation, typesetting and printing or any combination of these services.
  • We have an efficient terminology database. Our business card database allows for the storing of translations of names, titles, department and company names which allow our translators to provide accurate and culturally correct translations. Over the past 18 years, we have stored translations from a large variety of industries and companies.

For more reasons to why you should use PLG to translate your business cards into Japanese, please contact a PLG sales representative today.

10 Important Tips when Exchanging Business Cards in Japan

So you have just received your set of bilingual cards in English and Japanese for your trip to Japan and they did not arrive with a set of instructions. Think of this page as that set of instructions, on how to exchange business cards in Japan properly. If you do not have your set of bilingual business cards yet, please order your Japanese business cards today in time for your trip.

  1. Think of the exchange of business cards in Japan as a ceremony. Just like tea ceremonies, the exchange of business cards in Japan is an important ritual.
  2. Unlike in western cultures, business cards in Japan are exchanged at the beginning of a meeting.
  3. You should always present your Japanese business card to the most senior member of the business first, while holding it with both hands with the Japanese side facing forward, and bowing slightly as the other person takes it from you. You should then expect to do the same, receive the business card with both hands while saying 'Thank You' or 'Hajimemashite' as you accept it.
  4. Take your time to read the card when it is presented to you. Read the person's name and his or her title to make sure that you are pronouncing it correctly. This will also help you remember the person's name by repeating it out loud.
  5. Treat your cards with respect. Keep them in a proper case or holder and make sure you don't forget the business card on the table; this is considered to be highly disrespectful. Do not stuff it in your pocket or wallet.
  6. If you are in a meeting, set the card in front of you on the table and refer to it as necessary. If meeting more than one person, arrange your cards on the table in a neatly manner. Do not scatter your cards on the table.
  7. Do not play with the card, bend, or damage the business card in front of its owner. This is considered to be insulting to the other business card owner.
  8. Never write notes on your cards in front the business card holder, if you must, do so when the meeting is over. Carry a notepad for this or enter them on your handheld device.
  9. Make sure you carry enough translated business cards. It would be an embarrassment if you have to write your contact information on a piece of paper. You may have to give a businessperson or "sarariman" your business card twice for the sake of etiquette, so bringing too many business cards with you is better than having not enough at a Japanese business meeting.
  10. And finally, love and appreciate your cards. Your business cards reflect who you are -- be confident about your cards. You can be confident that our translation experts will give you a good quality card that you can be proud of.

If you have additional questions about business card culture and etiquette in Japan or Asia, please do not hesitate to contact us today.

Business Card Client Testimonials

Read below to see what our customers have to say about our business card translation services.


"Fast response and the flexibility to work with what I could provide" – May 2018


"Great customer service, we had some confusion over what we actually wanted transalted and everyone at PLG was helpful and friendly" – January 2018


"Very timely communication. Questions were answered thoroughly. Turnaround was very fast. Quality of work was exceptiona. Price was reasonable." – Jennifer, July 2017


"Excellent communication. Able to meet a tight deadline. Execution was flawless for this project. Keep up the good work." – Steve C., October 2016

Protocol Partners

"Very easy to provide information for quote/order and received a follow up call to let me know that all info was received and able to process." – Nancy M., June 2016


"Very professional, delivered quality business cards on time. Very easy to do business with." – Matt S., May 2015


"Very courteous and knowledgeable. This was my first encounter with PLG and my request was somewhat unusual as well as timely and you handled it beautifully!" – Anonymous, March 2015


"Very responsive. Pricing competitive. Quick Turn Around...can't ask for more!"
– Cheryl B, February, 2012

Gerri S.

"It is always a pleasure working with your company. Everyone is very kind, quick, and efficient. That's why we only come to you :)" Gerri S., February 2014

A. Fassano & Company

"Thank you so much. You guys are THE BEST. Not sure when I will need these services again - but you have a customer for life!" – Warren. P, December 2011


"I just wanted to extend Boeing's gratitude out to you, your colleagues and translators. They are just thrilled and so thankful of your quick response." Akiko N., November 2011

Simio LLC

"We were so impressed with the professionalism of Precision Language & Graphics.  Not only did the quality of the finished business cards exceed my expectation, but the assistance of yourself and the staff made the process so easy.  I would recommend your services to anyone looking for high quality professional service with a quick turnaround period.  Thank you again for all of your assistance." – Christie Miller

Design Matters

"I am quite pleased with the cards you sent me. I will certainly contact you first the next time I need business cards." – Del Coates

Business Card Service, Inc

"Thank you for turning this one around so quickly. I'm always impressed with the service you provide and I really appreciate what you do for us" – Jeff K, Account Manager

Order Your Japanese Business Cards

To order your dual-sided Japanese business cards, first request a free, no-obligation quote using our business card quote form. You can also click on the button below to do so.

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