How To Create Japanese Subtitles

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How to Create Japanese Subtitles for Your Audio & Video Content

Are you looking to reach a wider audience and expand the reach of your audio and video content? If so, creating Japanese subtitles should be on your agenda. Japanese is the ninth most spoken language in the world, with over 125 million native speakers, and is widely used in countries such as Japan, Taiwan, and the Philippines.

What are Subtitles?

Subtitles are a great way to make your content available to a larger audience. They are lines of text that appear at the bottom of your video screen to provide a translation or transcription of the audio content. Subtitles are different from captions in that they don’t provide descriptions of sound effects or background music.

Benefits of Transcription and Subtitles

Transcribing audio and video content into Japanese and adding subtitles can provide a number of benefits. For one, subtitles can make it easier for viewers to understand the content and follow along with the audio. This can be especially helpful for those who don’t speak the language of the audio. Subtitles also make it easier to find, share, and repurpose content. Additionally, subtitles can make it easier for viewers with hearing impairments to understand the content.

Creating Japanese Subtitles

Creating Japanese subtitles can be a complex and time-consuming process, but it doesn’t have to be. With the right tools, you can quickly and easily create subtitles in Japanese. Speak AI is an all-in-one platform that can help you create subtitles in Japanese quickly and easily. With over 70,000 users, Speak AI is the perfect tool for researchers, marketers, and businesses looking to create Japanese subtitles for their audio and video content.

Speak AI’s speech recognition and natural language platform can help you quickly and accurately transcribe audio and video content into Japanese and create subtitles. It also provides a wide range of features such as automatic time-stamping, auto-transcription, and text-to-speech capabilities. This makes it easy to create subtitles in any language, including Japanese.


Creating Japanese subtitles can be a complex and time-consuming process, but with the right tools, you can quickly and easily create subtitles in any language. Speak AI is an all-in-one platform that can help you create subtitles in Japanese quickly and easily, and provide a wide range of features to make the process easier. With Speak AI, you can quickly and accurately transcribe audio and video content into Japanese and create subtitles, making it easier to reach a wider audience and expand the reach of your content.

Step 1: Create a Speak Account

To start your Japanese subtitling, 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 subtitling included.

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

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

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 subtitle in Japanese.

You can upload your Japanese file for subtitling 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 subtitling 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 subtitle 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 subtitle your Japanese audio or Japanese video

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

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

Step 5: View and edit your automated Japanese subtitles​

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

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

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

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

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

  • Export Japanese subtitles to SRTs
  • Export Japanese subtitles to VTTs

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

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

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

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

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

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How Much Does It Cost To Subtitle Japanese?

Speak offers highly competitive pricing for Japanese subtitling compared to other subtitling solutions. For a starting user, Speak offers automated Japanese subtitling 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 subtitling per month please contact us through live chat and we will set you up with a customized price per minute to make Japanese subtitling even more affordable!

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

What Can You Subtitle In Japanese?

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

And so much more!

What Other Languages Can Speak Subtitle?

Speak already has users from over 90 countries and we continuously get requests to subtitle 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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