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Your Mission

The Japanese Language Specialist carries out the localisation of our products for Japanese by close collaborative work with Project Management and Localisation QA.

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Player Profile


  • Translate / Proofread audio scripts, in-game text and other video game related documents from English to Japanese.

  • Partner with external Japanese localisation agencies to decide questions of translation style, answer queries and provide support in facilitating the delivery of high-quality translation.

  • Work with the internal Project Management team to develop and implement plans which will deliver quality for our Japanese language games.

  • Work with QA during the quality assurance process for localised versions of products and be a point of escalation and advice for the Japanese localisation testers for translation and linguistic questions.

  • Communicate in a clear and timely fashion any risks which could impact the quality of the product and delivery schedule. Put corrective measures in place where possible.

  • Tracking, evaluating and fixing linguistic bugs as required

  • Build / Maintain the game translation assets – such as Glossary/Termbase, Translation Memories and style guides


  • Previous experience as a Japanese Translator, ideally within the video game industry.

  • Experience using industry CAT tools, especially memoQ

  • Process development - ability to review and build processes focusing on efficiency improvements.

Knowledge & Skills

  • Fluent in Japanese vebal and written. Creative writing skills a distinct advantage

  • Business fluency in English verbal and written

  • Proven creative translation expertise and experience in subtitling/voice script localisation and adaptation.

  • Knowledge of the videogame and localisation industries .Specialisation – having experience with and an understanding of different gaming genres especially shooters (FPS)

  • Understanding of local and market cultural sensitivities

We love hearing from anyone who is enthusiastic about changing the games industry. Not sure you meet all qualifications? Let us decide! Research shows that women and members of other under-represented groups tend to not apply to jobs when they think they may not meet every qualification, when, in fact, they often do! At Activision Blizzard, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply.

Benefits & Perks

  • Annual leave: 25 Days/annual

  • Group insurance

  • Free & Discounted Games and Merchandise on Employee Store for Activision, Blizzard & King

Our World

Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology and entertainment. We are home to some of the most beloved entertainment franchises including Call of Duty®, World of Warcraft®, Overwatch®, Diablo®, Candy Crush™ and Bubble Witch™. Our combined entertainment network delights hundreds of millions of monthly active users in 196 countries, making us the largest gaming network on the planet!

Our ability to build immersive and innovate worlds is only enhanced by diverse teams working in an inclusive environment. We aspire to have a workplace where everyone can thrive in order to connect and engage the world through epic entertainment. We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ - we’ve got our employees covered!

The videogame industry and therefore our business is fast-paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners.

Activision is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Accommodation Request

We are committed to working with and providing reasonable assistance to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you are a disabled individual requiring an accommodation to apply for an open position, please email your request to [email protected].