How To Create Japanese Captions

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How to Create Japanese Captions

If you’re looking for a way to get your audio and video content in front of a broader audience, creating Japanese captions is a great way to go. Japanese is a language that is widely used in many countries, including Japan, China, Taiwan, and Korea. With over 125 million native speakers, Japanese is the ninth most spoken language in the world. It is also the second most used language on the internet, making it a valuable tool for businesses who want to reach a global audience.

What are Captions?

Captions are an important tool for making audio and video content accessible to everyone, including people who are deaf or hard of hearing. They’re also useful for people who don’t speak the language of the video, as they provide a written version of the audio. Captions are different from subtitles, which provide a translation of the audio into another language.

Benefits of Transcribing and Creating Captions in Japanese

Creating Japanese captions offers a variety of benefits, from expanding your audience reach to making your content more accessible.

Broaden Your Audience Reach

Adding Japanese captions to your content is a great way to reach a wider audience. With the rise of streaming services, more and more people are watching videos in languages other than their own. By creating captions in multiple languages, you can make sure that everyone has access to your content, regardless of their language.

Make Content Accessible to Everyone

Adding captions to your content is essential for making it accessible to people who are deaf or hard of hearing. By creating Japanese captions, you can ensure that your content is accessible to people who are deaf or hard of hearing and can’t access the audio of your content.

Increase Engagement

Captions can also help to increase engagement with your content. Studies have shown that captions can improve comprehension, retention, and engagement with content. Additionally, captions can help to make your content more engaging for viewers who don’t speak the language of the video, as they can follow along with the written version of the audio.

The Benefits of Speak AI’s Speech Recognition and Natural Language Platform

Speak AI’s speech recognition and natural language platform is the perfect solution for creating Japanese captions. The platform’s advanced speech recognition technology can quickly and accurately transcribe audio and video in multiple languages, including Japanese. Additionally, Speak AI’s natural language processing capabilities can help to quickly and accurately generate captions in multiple languages.

Speak AI’s platform is the perfect solution for researchers, marketers, and businesses who want to quickly and accurately create captions for their audio and video content. With over 50,000 users, Speak AI is the perfect platform for anyone who wants to quickly and easily create Japanese captions for their content.


Creating Japanese captions is a great way to make your content more accessible and reach a wider audience. Speak AI’s speech recognition and natural language platform makes it easy to quickly and accurately transcribe and generate captions in multiple languages, including Japanese. With over 50,000 users, Speak AI is the perfect platform for anyone who wants to quickly and easily create captions for their audio and video content.

Step 1: Create a Speak Account

To start your Japanese captioning, you first need to create a Speak account. No worries, this is super easy to do!

Our team is happy to give you a 7-day trial with 30 minutes of free Japanese audio and video captioning included.

To sign up for Speak and start your Japanese captioning, visit the Speak app register page here.

Step 2: Upload your Japanese file(s) for Captioning

We typically recommend MP4s for video or MP3s for audio.

However, we accept a range of audio and video file types. Once you upload your file all you have to do is select "Japanese" from the language dropdown menu to automatically caption in Japanese.

You can upload your Japanese file for captioning in several ways using Speak:

Accepted Japanese Audio File Types

  • Japanese MP3
  • Japanese M4A
  • Japanese WAV
  • Japanese OGG
  • Japanese WEBM
  • Japanese M4P

Accepted Japanese Video File Types

  • Japanese MP4
  • Japanese M4V
  • Japanese WMV
  • Japanese AVI
  • Japanese MOV
  • Japanese FLV

Publicly Available Japanese URLs

You can also upload media to Speak through a publicly available URL.

As long as the file type extension is available at the end of the URL you will have no problem importing your recording for automatic Japanese captioning and analysis.

Japanese YouTube URLs

Speak is compatible with YouTube videos. All you have to do is copy the URL of the YouTube video (for example,

Speak will automatically find the file, calculate the length, and import the video.

Please make sure you use the full link and not the shortened YouTube snippet. Additionally, make sure you remove the channel name from the URL.

Speak Integrations

As mentioned, Speak also contains a range of integrations for Zoom, Zapier, Vimeo and more that will help you automatically caption your media.

This library of integrations continues to grow! Have a request? Feel encouraged to send us a message.

Step 3: Calculate and pay the total automatically

Once you have your Japanese audio or video file ready and load it into Speak, it will automatically calculate the total cost (you get 30 minutes free in the trial - take advantage of it!).

You can pay by subscribing to a personalized plan using our real-time calculator with included minutes.

You can also add a balance or pay for uploads without a plan using your credit card.

Step 4: Wait for Speak to caption your Japanese audio or Japanese video

Our automated captioning software will prepare your Japanese captions in as little as a few minutes. Generally, Speak takes about half the audio or video length to produce the captions and insights.

Once completed, you will get an email notification that your Japanese captions is complete. That email will contain a link back to the file so you can access the interactive media player with the Japanese captions, analysis, and export formats ready for you.

Step 5: View and edit your automated Japanese captions​

Want to tackle the captions edits yourself? All good! Once you receive your automated captions you have the option to edit your captions at any time.

Easily update speaker names, find and replace, and get your automatic Japanese captions up to full accuracy with our intuitive captions editing system.

Step 6: Export your Japanese captions and share interactive media players

With Speak, you can easily export Japanese captions to many formats.

Below is a list of options for exporting your Japanese captions in Speak:

  • Export Japanese captions to SRTs
  • Export Japanese captions to VTTs

A more effective way of sharing captions is through a shareable media library that includes the media file, AI insights and interactive captions.

There is so much more that you can do with Speak to enrich the value of your media and captions.

Never hesitate to send us a message on live chat - we are always here to help!

We talked about Japanese captioning here, but you may be interested in how to caption in other languages instantly and easily with Speak's intuitive captioning and natural language processing software.

We’ve shared resources below on all the languages Speak can help you caption!

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How Much Does It Cost To Caption Japanese?

Speak offers highly competitive pricing for Japanese captioning compared to other captioning solutions. For a starting user, Speak offers automated Japanese captioning for only $0.06 USD per minute. That is only $3.6 USD per hour!

We also scale our pricing based on media volume and can offer even bigger discounts to large customers.

So, if you have over 100 hours of Japanese captioning per month please contact us through live chat and we will set you up with a customized price per minute to make Japanese captioning even more affordable!

You can learn more about how to caption Japanese with Speak and the relevant pricing on the website pricing page and the in-app pricing page.

What Can You Caption In Japanese?

  • Caption Japanese interviews
  • Caption Japanese videos
  • Caption Japanese audio
  • Caption Japanese earnings calls
  • Caption Japanese focus groups
  • Caption Japanese meetings
  • Caption Japanese phone calls
  • Caption Japanese YouTube videos
  • Caption Japanese Vimeo videos
  • Caption Japanese Zoom recordings
  • Caption Japanese Google Meet recordings
  • Caption Microsoft Teams recordings
  • Caption Japanese podcasts

And so much more!

What Other Languages Can Speak Caption?

Speak already has users from over 90 countries and we continuously get requests to caption and analyze in different languages.

So, we continuously add more languages to Speak! Here are just some of the growing list of languages that Speak offers:

There are now many more added!

You can see the entire list of languages Speak supports through both the software and APIs.

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