GMO Fast Translation Partners with with ALC Networks to Provide 30-minute*1 Translation Service to Leading Language Study Portal Site SPACE ALC

Tokyo – September 9, 2010 – GMO Hosting & Security, Inc. subsidiary GMO Fast Translation together with ALC NETWORKS, operator of foreign language study portal site, SPACE ALC today announced that the two companies would partner to introduce the online 24-hour, 365-day "Fast Translation Service by GMO" to SPACE ALC.

(GMO Hosting & Security is a GMO Internet Group company/ALC NETWORKS is an ALC Group company)   

About the Partnership

Despite an uncertain economic environment, many companies are prioritizing global development of their businesses. With Japanese companies expanding internationally and foreign companies moving into the Japanese market, demand for translation continues to grow.
 Fast Translation Service by GMO was created by GMO Fast Translation in response to this demand and the service has now grown to server a membership base of over 8,000 members.
ALC NETWORKS website, SPACE ALC specializes in products and content for language teachers and learners. Many of the site’s visitors are business users who require basic English in their jobs, and demand from these users for a translation service has been strong.
The two companies decided to work together in order to better meet user needs by leveraging their respective strengths while at the same time strengthening sales channels.

Fast Translation Service by GMO Features

1. Respond to Urgent Inquiries from Abroad in 30 Minutes
The entire process from application to delivery of finished product takes place online. The finished translation is delivered in as little as 30 minutes for 2,100 yen (inc. tax) and orders are accepted 24 hours a day, 365 days a year*2. Deal quickly with international inquiries received outside business hours. Languages currently available: English, Chinese, Korean. To submit a translation go to the search results page of Eijirou on the WEB.*3
2. Pay Later Option
Users of the Fast Translation Service by GMO who register as business members or educational institution members may take advantage of our Pay Later option.*4
3. From Simple Communications to Specialized Fields
Our translators have years of experience and must pass a trial test before being registered. For this reason we are able to handle all kinds of translation requests from specialized fields including medicine, pharmaceutical, legal, patent law, and engineering to business presentation materials, the arts and general communnciations.


SPACE ALC, operated by ALC Networks is one of Japan’s largest language learning portal websites. Packed with textbook information and learning tools for English and other languages, the site receives over 100 million page views per month. In addition to language learning information English-related recruitment information is also provided. “Eijirou on the WEB” the site’s online English-Japanese/Japanese-English dictionary is used by over 2 million people each month, and is popular for its large library of sample sentences and recorded examples. With the new Fast Translation service by GMO offering, SPACE ALC aims to further maximize customer satisfaction.


Established in 2000, ALC Networks is continually strengthening its Internet language learning business centered around the SPACE ALC website. In 2010 the company adopted a new name and restructured with the objectives of producing better content, focusing on promoting business activities and developing new business initiatives.

GMO Fast Translation

GMO Fast Translation, a consolidated subsidiary of GMO Hosting & Security is an online translation service available 24 hours a day 365 days a year. Our professional translators can provide translations in as fast thirty minutes.

URL (Japanese only)

Media Inquiries

GMO Hosting & Security Inc. Corporate Planning Department

GMO Internet Inc. Group PR Department

*1: This refers to the period of time between when the translator is confirmed and the translation job is completed.
*2: We can not guarantee that a translator specializing in your industry will be available 24 hours a day.
*3: Eijirou is an Electronic Dictionary Project (EDP) production English-Japanese/Japanese-English translation database. Content is vast and includes general vocabulary, idioms, business expressions, slang, specialist terminology (financial, legal, patent, IT, science, medical) and proper nouns (names of organizations, businesses, people, countries and movies). Eijirou is a registered trademark held by Sachiko Michibata.
*4: Individual members are required to pay by credit card. Business members and Educational institution members may select the “pay later" option after completing a simple evaluation. Orders may be paid for by credit card until this process is completed. Payment website documents are required.

About GMO Internet Group

GMO Internet Group, headquartered in Japan, is a leading force in the Internet industry offering one of the most comprehensive ranges of Internet services worldwide. The group holds top domestic market share in domain registration, web hosting, and payment processing and provides a host of other Internet services including global online security services, ecommerce solutions, and Internet advertising to both businesses and individuals. At the centre of the group is GMO Internet, Inc. a company listed on the prestigious first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE: 9449).

GMO Fast Translation Inc.
Company Name GMO Fast Translation, Inc.
Location Cerulean Tower, 26-1 Sakuragaokacho, Shibuya ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
CEO Mitsuru Aoyama
Business Description – Translation service
– Web localization
Capital 30 million yen
Location 2-54-12 Eifuku, Suginami ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
CEO Terumaro Hiramoto
Business Description – Web, ecommerce site business
– Advertising agency business
Capital 90 million yen
ALC, Inc.
Company Name ALC, Inc.   (JASDAQ: 2496)
Location 2-54-12 Eifuku, Suginami ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
CEO Terumaro Hiramoto
Business Description – Language training related publishing, distance learning, elearning, seminars
– Language ability testing development
Capital 359 million yen
GMO Hosting & Security, Inc.
Company Name GMO Hosting & Security Inc.
(TSE Mothers Market: 3788)
Location Cerulean Tower, 26-1 Sakuragaokacho, Shibuya ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
CEO Mitsuru Aoyama
Business Description – Hosting Business
– Security Business
Capital 907.80 million yen (12/2009)
GMO Internet Inc.
Company Name GMO Internet Inc.
(TSE First Section Code: 9449)
Location Cerulean Tower, 26-1 Sakuragaokacho, Shibuya ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
CEO Masatoshi Kumagai
Business Description – Web Infrastructure & Ecommerce
– Internet Media
Capital 1.27 billion yen

*All information contained in this document was accurate at the time of release. Please be aware that information is subject to change with the passage of time and occurrence of future events.

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