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Bilingual Localisation Associate - Japanese/English

Location: London, United Kingdom
Job Code: 917
# of Openings: 1


Position Summary

Localisation Associate who leads and supports coordination and project management of:

  • Reviews of in-game contents for use in European regions.
  • The localisation of logos and software packaging used in European regions.
  • Other miscellaneous reviews associated with in-game visuals.
  • In a limited capacity, the localisation of the strategy guide retailing in European regions.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Project management and coordination of various approval processes associated with visual materials used in the packaging, marketing and in-game experience of our localised software.
  • Specifically, communicating, coordinating and executing complex, and often tight schedules with internal and external partners in the UK, US, Japan and Europe.
  • Handling the above responsibilities in either English or Japanese as appropriate.

Knowledge & Skills & Experience


  • Excellent level of written and spoken Japanese and English. We work as a bilingual team, switching between Japanese and English as is necessary for communication with our different partners and our work is roughly divided equally between both languages.
  • Strong knowledge and familiarity with the Pokémon brand.  
  • Demonstrable ability to effectively organise and prioritise heavy and diverse workloads with multiple moving elements.
  • Demonstrable ability to take a lead in effectively directing discussion and coordinating communication between multiple stakeholders.
  • Pride in accurate and considered presentation of information in written form (Japanese and English).


  • Experience of using both Japanese and English in a professional, business context.
  • Interest and/or knowledge of the video game industry, the process of translation and the importance of cultural sensitivity in the localization of Japanese products/culture.
  • Strong knowledge and familiarity with Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
  • Some familiarity with Adobe design software, such as Adobe Photoshop and InDesign would be a benefit but not essential.


  • Degree level or higher

Work Conditions

  • Based in our London Office at Chiswick Park
  • FTE

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