日本映像翻訳アカデミー

Japan Visualmedia Translation Academy

●  Welcome to JVTA!

Japan Visualmedia Translation Academy (JVTA) is a Tokyo-based school that teaches the skills you need to become professional translators for visual media content. Our curriculum, which has become completely remote as of April 2020, has allowed students around the world to train as qualified media translators. Once you complete JVTA’s courses and pass our trial test, you'll be offered opportunities to work on fun and exciting entertainment-related translation projects offered by JVTA’s translation agency, the Media Translation Center (MTC).

●  Step-By-Step Flow to Becoming a Pro

So what does the path to becoming a media translator with JVTA look like?

STEP 1: Participate in an Open School event or a Personal Consultation – scroll down for links to sign up

STEP 2: Take our Comprehensive Japanese-English Visualmedia Translation Course (6 months)

STEP 3: Take our Professional Japanese-English Visualmedia Translation Course (6 months)
STEP 4: Pass Our Translation Trial Test
STEP 5: Start working as a professional Japanese-to-English Media Translator!


● About our Japanese-to-English Media Translation Courses

As you can see above, our one-year program is comprised of two courses, which are six months each:
Comprehensive Japanese-English Visualmedia Translation Course (6 months)
Professional Japanese-English Visualmedia Translation Course (6 months)
For more information about each course, please click the links in the names.


● Upcoming Semester

Our next Comprehensive Course begins April 13th, 2021 (Tuesday class) and April 17th, 2021 (Saturday class)


● Learn With Us From Anywhere in the World!

As of April 2020, our translation program is taught entirely online – you can participate from anywhere in the world! Even before going completely remote, we had students participating remotely in every class, which means our staff is knowledgeable and well-equipped to make your remote learning experience a comfortable one. It will make you feel like you’re right there in the classroom!

To complete the remote learning experience, we have implemented a convenient learning platform that we developed called JVTA Online where you can download and submit your assignments, access lecture materials, and more. It is also integrated with Slack, which allows you to chat with your classmates and course advisors in real time — all in the same place, at the click of a button!


● Interested in Signing Up? Start Here!

Here’s your first step! If you are interested in learning more about our course and school, please participate in ONE of the sessions below (required before signing up):


1. Open School (covers both J-to-E and E-to-J)
Learn all about the English-to-Japanese and Japanese-to-English translation courses that JVTA offers at our half-day Open School event. This event includes an Introduction to the Media Translation Industry session, English-to-Japanese subtitling trial lesson, Japanese-to-English subtitling trial lesson, and School Orientation. Please note that aside from the Japanese-to-English subtitling trial lesson, everything is conducted in Japanese.

Our next Open School event is Sunday, March 21st, 2021.

For more information about our next online Open School event and to sign up, click here (Japanese form only):
https://www.jvta.net/tyo/open-school/


2. J-E Open School (covers J-to-E ONLY, taught in English)
This is a special event that that covers only our Japanese-to-English translation program. This event includes a Japanese-English Media Translation Industry Overview, a Japanese-to-English subtitling trial lesson, and School Orientation, all conducted in English. If you are only interested in learning more about J-to-E, we recommend participating in this event. For more information and to sign up, click here (English form): https://www.jvta.net/tyo/je-online-open-school/


3. One-on-One Subtitling Trial Lesson
If you are not able to attend one of the Open School events above due to schedule issues, we can arrange to do a one-on-one subtitling trial lesson and mini School Orientation in English at a time and date of your choosing. To sign up, click here (English form): https://www.jvta.net/tyo/je-taiken-english/


● Request a Pamphlet

You can request a JVTA school pamphlet (in Japanese) by phone or by filling out the form here:
Request a Pamphlet
An English guide for payment procedures comes with the pamphlet.


● Interviews with our J-E Course graduates

Learn more about our J-E courses from past students who have graduated and are now working as professional media translators.

Miki Suzuki (Japanese)
Aiko Funabashi (English)
Matt Henry (English)
Emily Rabone Ueda (English)
Keiko Sato (Japanese)
Nicole Wilkinson (English)
Nina Matsusima (English)


School Info

● Tokyo School

2F/3F Kyodo Bldg. 3-2-4 Nihombashi Hongoku-cho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0021 Japan
Google Map: http://goo.gl/maps/6ZPlw
Tel: 03-3517-5002
Mail: seminar(at)jvta.net ※(at)→@