SHIROKUMA

WE LISTEN – WE UNDERSTAND – WE GET RESULTS

WE LISTEN

to you: we offer a lot more than packages.


WE UNDERSTAND

your needs and don’t try to sell you the same whatever you ask for.


WE SOLVE

your problems, if possible, ourselves. But we also partner with the best.


LOCALIZATION – IT – WEB – PRINTSHOP – PUBLISHING

Multiple business lines –
great synergies

Some people do the same all their life. We believe in synergies. We do many different  – but not so distant – things. With Japanese precision.

So, what can we do?

English is well speeched here 🙂

Localization and professional IT translation

Our founders have been working in the field of professional IT and medical translation. Why should you choose us?

• We use the latest CAT tools to spare money for you
• We create text with style, not just literal translation
• We can help you define your own language
• We are great with custom requirements

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Serving Custom needs, at not so custom prices

Digital printing and DTP

Everyone can print in color these days. Even at home. There are many printshops, there is Kinko’s… so why would you talk to us? Because we’ll listen to you, we’ll understand your needs and help you find the best, most cost-effective solution.

• Digital printing even in very small runs
• Preparing and proofing litho offset jobs
• A wide range of finishing services (yes, also perfect binding!)
• Books and workbooks, even as few as 10 copies
• Custom stickers of all shapes
• Helping self-publishing from manuscript to book

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Japanese language, culture and a lot more

Shirokuma Publishing

Building on our very own digital printshop, we have already published (focusing mostly on Japan):

• books and workbooks helping Japanese studies
• some greatly missed books on Japanese culture
• learning materials like our Kanji flash cards
• graphic novels and travel diaries
• and a lot more.

As much as we are able, we support unpublished, aspiring authors in a way that their books can get published without having to raise a lot of money first.

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So that you can focus on what you are best

Outsourced IT operations

Our colleagues take all the trouble with IT off your back, so that you can focus on what you are doing best.

• Operating your whole IT infrastructure
• On-site and remote management
• Virus removal
• Hardware and software inventories
• IT purchasing and maintenance
• Building and managing networks
• Operating cloud infrastructure1

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Web hosting, web storage, virtual servers

Internet services

We are not a huge ISP, but we’ll listen to you and solve your particular problems. We will explain the options, show you the real costs and help you find the best solution.

• Web and email hosting
• Domain registration
• Operating virtual servers
• Creating custom web sites
• Creating and operating webshops

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Not only from and about Japan

Shirokuma webshop

The story of our webshop started with importing a larger batch of our favorite brush pens… but now we are offering a lot more:

• Tools for Japanese and Chinese calligraphy
• Tools for Western calligraphy
• Tools for drawing manga and comics
• New and vintage Japanese fountain pens
• Japanese language books (The Japan Times)
• Our very own learning materials for studying Japanese

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