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An Introduction to Japanese Transcription

Are you looking for automatic transcription in Japanese? You have come to the right place!

If you Google Japanese transcription, you will find Japanese transcription software to help you transcribe Japanese audio and video into text. Some solutions work much better than others.

Using Speak, you can get Japanese words transcribed into text instantly and automatically through a simple software interface. Speak is also very competitive in pricing and offers you the ability to pay as you go for a 7-day trial so you can figure out the best options after the trial is complete.

You may be looking to transcribe Japanese audio to text or Japanese video to text. Speak does automatic transcription of both Japanese audio and Japanese video.

In your search for the best Japanese transcription solution, you may also be finding Japanese transcription APIs available like Amazon Transcribe, Google Speech-to-Text, Microsoft Azure Speech-To-Text and more. Speak also has Japanese transcription APIs and those are valuable if you are a developer looking to integrate Japanese transcription into your workflow and products.

However, if you are not a developer, finding a Japanese transcription solution that gives you easy-to-use software is crucial and that is where Speak excels above and beyond.

What is Transcription?

Transcription is the process of converting audio or video content into written text. It is used in a wide range of industries, such as legal, medical, educational, business, research, and entertainment. Transcription services can be used to turn audio recordings, lectures, podcasts, interviews, videos, and other speech-based content into written documents.

Why Is Transcription Important?

Transcription is important for numerous reasons. It enables people to capture and store information in a way that can be easily accessed and understood. It can be a powerful tool for increasing efficiency, accuracy, and accessibility.

Additionally, transcription services can be used to create educational materials, make data easier to search and analyze, and archive important conversations.

Types of Transcription Services

Transcription services come in various forms, depending on the type of content being transcribed. Audio transcription services convert audio recordings into written documents, while video transcription services convert video content into written documents. Legal transcription services are used to convert court proceedings, depositions, and other legal documents into written documents. Medical transcription services are used to convert medical records, doctor's notes, and other medical documents into written documents.

Benefits of Transcription Services

Transcription services offer a number of advantages. They can save time and money by eliminating the need to manually transcribe content. They can also improve the accuracy and clarity of written documents.

Additionally, transcription services can be used to make data easier to search and analyze, as well as to create educational materials. Finally, transcription services can help increase accessibility and provide a higher level of accuracy and clarity to archived documents.

How To Transcribe Japanese Using Speak

Step 1: Create a Speak Account

To start your Japanese transcription, 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 transcription included.

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

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

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 transcribe in Japanese.

You can upload your Japanese file for transcription 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 transcription 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 transcribe 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 transcribe your Japanese audio or Japanese video

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

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

Step 5: View and edit your automated transcript​

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

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

Step 6: Export your transcript and share interactive media players

You can export your transcript in PDF, Word, TXT, HTML and even more advanced formats like CSV or JSON depending on your plan.

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

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

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

We talked about Japanese transcription here, but you may be interested in how to transcribe in other languages instantly and easily with Speak's intuitive transcription and natural language processing software. We’ve shared resources below on all the languages Speak can help you transcribe!

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How Much Does It Cost To Transcribe Japanese?

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

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

What Can You Transcribe In Japanese?

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

And so much more!

How To Export Japanese Transcripts

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

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

  • Export Japanese transcripts to Word Docs
  • Export Japanese transcripts to PDFs
  • Export Japanese transcripts to CSVs
  • Export Japanese transcripts to TXT files
  • Export Japanese transcripts to HTML
  • Export Japanese transcripts to SRTs
  • Export Japanese transcripts to VTTs
  • Export Japanese transcripts to JSON


How To Generate Japanese Captions

If you are looking to subtitle in Japanese or caption in Japanese, Speak is a powerful solution. Speak’s automatic transcription software automatically generated Japanese transcripts with timestamps that enable Speak to quickly create SRT and VTT files necessary for Japanese captions and Japanese subtitles.

What Other Languages Can Speak Transcribe?

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

So, in January, Speak introduced 20 new languages!

That brings us to 25 languages in total offered which you can see below:


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

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