Upwork Inc.

Japanese Language Research and Localization Specialist

Job Locations MX-Mexico City | PH-Metro Manila | MY-Kuala Lumpur
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Upwork is seeking a Japanese Language Research and Localization Specialist for our large Enterprise client.


Our client is a multinational technology company that specializes in Internet-related services and products, which include online advertising technologies, search engine, cloud computing, software, and hardware.


This is a terrific opportunity for professionals who are seeking long-term work with a great team! You get to work remotely (from your home office), set your own hours, guaranteed 40 hours/week, and more. If you are a freelancer, part-time student, or looking for a more flexible way to work, we want to talk to you!


The Opportunity:

The Language Research and Localization Specialist will conduct research and add data on a wide range of international topics into a large database.

  • Add to, edit, and merge data based on instructions that will be provided in a large database of international topics.
  • Analyze multiple information sources to resolve factual discrepancies.
  • Engage in online discussion with colleagues on best practices.
  • Ensure quality of data in the database.
  • Your focus will be on a variety of categories including popular culture and media.
  • You will use a variety of online tools for data entry and analysis, including quality assurance for word-level translations Japanese to English, English to Japanese.


What You Need - Translation & Localization

  • You are a NATIVE Japanese speaker who understands the language’s linguistic norms including proper use of idiomatic expressions.
  • Also, you will have solid NATIVE Japanese written competency.
  • Being highly proficient in reading and writing English is needed for your to be successful.

What it Takes to Catch Our Eye:

  • You are a strong and experienced internet researcher who is able to exercise independent judgement to ensure data accuracy and quality
  • You have experience with database, data entry, data verification, database management.
  • Detail oriented and committed to accuracy are your strengths.
  • A stable internet connection and a functioning webcam is required prior to an interview.
  • Bonus: You have any experience working with very large Enterprise clients in a fast-paced environment.


  • Flexible schedule; 20 hours a week or 40 hours a week is preferred but other shifts are available.
  • Work with a multinational technology company.


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