• 2007-10-30

Global Web Launches 24/7 Speed Translation Service

Tokyo – October 30, 2007 – GMO Hosting & Security web development services consolidated subsidiary, Global Web, today launches Speed Translation Service. The new service connects customers with Japanese to English and English to Japanese translators 24 hours a day, 365 days a year over the Internet. GMO Hosting & Security is a GMO Internet Group company.

What is the Speed Translation Service
As business becomes more and more globally oriented there is an increasing need for fast translation services to handle such tasks as e-mail inquiries from abroad or arranging a sudden meeting with an international business acquaintance. Global Web has launched Speed Translation Service to address these needs.
The Speed Translation Service process is fully automated from quotation to finished product. Translators are standing by and the unique web system allows us to offer English to Japanese and Japanese to English translation services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Speed Translation Service – Four Features
1. Service Available 24 Hours a Day, 365 Days a Year – Finished Product Delivered in as Fast as 90 Minutes
The service is available late at night, early in the morning and on public holidays. Even outside regular business hours, customers simply enter the required information into the automatic quotation system on our website to receive a quote on fees, confirm the timeline and submit their translation request. We have specialist translators standing by waiting to receive your request in real time.
Regular translation service companies require a request to be submitted by mail and the customer then has to wait for a reply or call in to receive a quote. Our service greatly reduces this time spent on this part of the process and can offer the finished product in as fast as 90 minutes.
(*Note: This refers to the period of time between when the translator is confirmed and the translation is completed. Please refer to

the following site for details regarding the translation process. http://trans.globalweb.co.jp/03.htmlj

2. High Quality Translation
Translation services available over the Internet generally use translation software. Unlike these services our translators are real people who are native English speakers or have achieved very high TOEIC or TOEFL scores. In addition, we provide details of our translatorsf work experience on our web site making it possible for us to offer the best translation for each job. (*Note: We can not guarantee that a translator with experience in your industry will be available 24 hours a day 365 days a year).

3. Low Prices
We are able to offer services at a low price because the entire process from quotation and translation request to delivery is fully automated. Rates do not vary between translators and the price is calculated according to the number of words of characters. @
*English=No. of Words x Fee per Word Japanese= No. of characters x Fee per Character (please refer to the table below)

4. Confidentiality
All translators registered with the Speed Translation Service are required to sign non-disclosure agreements to protect customer information. We strive to ensure that customer information is safe. Translation data is SSL encrypted during transmission.

Speed Translation Service Rates
Time Type of Translation Length Translation Fees (inc. tax)
Under 90 minutes ENG to JPN Up to 200 words (English) 3,150 YEN
JPN to ENG Up to 400 characters (Japanese)
Up to 8 hours ENG to JPN Up to 1,000 words (English) 21 YEN /per word
JPN to ENG Up to 2,000 characters (Japanese) 21 YEN /per character
Up to 24 hours ENG to JPN Up to 2,000 words (English) 15.75 YEN /per word
JPN to ENG Up to 4,000 characters (Japanese) 15.75 YEN /per character
Up to 3 days ENG to JPN Up to 6,000 words (English) 12.6 YEN /per word
JPN to ENG Up to 1,2000 characters (Japanese) 12.6 YEN /per character
Up to 5 days ENG to JPN Up to 12,000 words (English) 0.5 YEN /per word
JPN to ENG Up to 24,000 characters (Approx. 50 pages) 10.5 YEN /per character

The Process – From Application to Finished Product
Please refer to the following site for details regarding the translation process.

Related Links (all links are to Japanese language sites unless otherwise indicated)
Global Web: http://trans.globalweb.co.jp/

Global Web Co. Ltd
Global Web is a joint venture that was established on March 1, 2007 by GMO Hosting & Security and Global Web Co. Ltd. Investment
ratioFGMO-HS 70%, Global Web 30%. Global Web provides web design, electronic catalog and translation services for the Japanese market.

Media Inquiries
GMO Hosting & Security INC. Corporate Planning Department
E-mail: pr@gmo-hs.com
GMO Internet Inc. Group PR Team
E-mail: pr@gmo.jp

The GMO Internet Group
The GMO Internet Group is a leading force in the Internet industry offering one of the most comprehensive ranges of Internet services in Japan. We hold top domestic market shares in domain registration, web hosting and payment processing and we provide a host of other services including e-commerce solutions and Internet advertising to individual and corporate customers. Striving to redefine the industry and foster a vibrant Internet culture, the GMO Internet Group is continuously working to inspire enthusiasm in our customers and put smiles on their faces.

Global Web Co. Ltd
Company Name Global Web Co. Ltd.<http://www.globalweb.co.jp/>
Address Cerulean Tower, 26-1 Sakuragaokacho, Shibuya ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
CEO Yuichi Furuya
Business Description - Web development service
- Electronic catalog service
- Translation service
Capital 30,000,000 YEN

GMO Hosting & Security INC.
Company Name GMO Hosting & Security INC.<http://www.gmo-hs.com/eng/>
(TSE Mothers Market Code: 3788)
Address Cerulean Tower, 26-1 Sakuragaokacho, Shibuya ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
CEO Mitsuru Aoyama
Business Description - Web hosting service
- Internet security
Capital 904,650,000 YEN

GMO Internet Inc.
Company Name GMO Internet Inc.<http://www.gmo.jp/en>
(TSE First Section Code: 9449)
Address Cerulean Tower, 26-1 Sakuragaokacho, Shibuya ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
CEO Masatoshi Kumagai
Business Description - Internet Use Support (Infrastructure)
- Internet Advertising Support (Media)
Capital 9,651,750,000 YEN
*All information in this document is correct at the time of release. Please be aware that it is subject to change as a result of events occurring after the release date.