Japanese Linguistic Tester - Yokohama, Japan

Yokohama, Japan /
Translation, Localization, Interpretation, QA Testing – On-Site/Project-Based /
Full Time
As a trusted global transformation partner, Welocalize accelerates the global business journey by enabling brands and companies to reach, engage, and grow international audiences. Welocalize delivers multilingual content transformation services in translation, localization, and adaptation for over 250 languages with a growing network of over 77,000 in-country linguistic resources. Driving innovation in language services, Welocalize delivers high-quality training data transformation solutions for NLP-enabled machine learning by blending technology and human intelligence to collect, annotate, and evaluate all content types. Our team works across locations in North America, Europe, and Asia serving our global clients in the markets that matter to them. www.welocalize.com

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Welocalize is excited to offer a unique opportunity for those who enjoy linguistic and technical work. We are seeking Linguistic Annotator possessing native-level fluency in Japanese with a business level English fluency required.
For this role, you will be working to assist in the development of cutting-edge, consumer-facing software. 
Linguistic Testers will evaluate the quality of text annotations in support of natural language processing.
Duties include labeling words and phrases, critically scanning text to determine context and meaning, and annotating data according to detailed guidelines.

Project Duration: Ongoing
Start Date: ASAP
Working Hours: 40 hours per week
Office Location: This position will be onsite in Yokohama, Japan


    • Apply complex annotation guidelines consistently, recognize ambiguous cases, and use best judgement to extrapolate existing guidelines or follow-up for clarification.
    • Strong linguistic, problem solving, and logical/analytical skills.
    • Attention to detail and a strong commitment to quality.
    • Comfortable with technology—work is all done digitally. 
    • Strong grasp of spelling and grammar issues in the designated language
    • Native level fluency in Japanese
    • Business level English required: reading, writing, speaking, listening (Reading and Listening to English documents and videos are required)
    • Ability to work independently.
    • Ability to understand and prioritize tasks and responsibilities.
    • Experience hitting project deliverable dates on tight schedules and within a defined scope.
    • Commitment to a regular 40-hour work week.
    • Comfortable with repetitive tasks.
    • Collaboration skills (email, messaging, calendar)

Recruitment Process:

    • 1- Interview with a recruiter (10-15 minutes long)
    • 2- Sign a Mutual Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)
    • 3- Take tests to qualify (Japanese language proficiency, technical skills, online English comprehension test)
    • 4- Second interview with the managers (online interview with camera)
When you join Welocalize, you have the opportunity to bring your career to the next level:
... receive steady volume of work and long-term partnership {where this applies} 
... professional development: work on exciting projects that will empower you keep learning and growing
... work with multicultural, international team with a great variety of documents and content types  
... 24-hour 6-day a week support from our Community team.

If this opportunity sounds appealing to you, apply below.