GIA Launches Japanese Website
Japanese speakers now have access to GIA’s extensive and trusted online content about gems and jewellery at GIA.edu in their native language. The debut of GIA’s website in Japanese is part of the institute’s continued efforts to educate consumers, gem enthusiasts, researchers, retailers, students and lab clients in Japan about the wondrous world of gems.
“The translation of our website is part of GIA’s commitment to delivering gemmological information and instruction in Japan in Japanese,” said Bev Hori, GIA’s chief learning officer and senior vice president of education. “Japan is one of the world’s largest markets for gems and jewellery, so it’s important for GIA to make our educational resources available in this important country. Our website features curated gemmological content which you won’t find elsewhere on the internet. Translating this information helps us serve the public interest.”
The site will automatically display a language based on the user’s browser preference. A user may select a different language from a drop-down menu which appears at the top of every site page. The translations include more than 1.8 million words from the Gem Encyclopedia, Analysis & Grading, Professional Education, Research & News and About GIA sections.
Due to its very technical nature, some content including Report Check and laboratory report information, Gems & Gemology articles and the Gübelin gem database has not yet been translated.