Hiroo TSUKADA, President
The name "Telesis" contains the idea of achieving a goal or making progress by means of
intellectual labor and effort. It is a fitting name for us, because the work we do in creating
Japanese and foreign-language versions of media products is the very essence of
The first and central step of the process involves the struggle to convey meaning through
translation. Taking the field of documentaries as an example, we handle virtually every
subject imaginable, from politics, economics, religion and history to visual arts, music,
physics and mathematics. Sometimes, words that appear in the originals have no
equivalents in the target language. And even when they do, half of our work consists of
research and study to ensure that we thoroughly understand every nuance. Once we have
achieved a solid understanding, our next task is to fashion the right expression to make
our dubbed scripts and subtitles come alive.
It is surprisingly difficult to find accurate and natural-sounding expressions that fit
comfortably within a few short seconds of screen time. Perhaps this is why we feel such a
sense of challenge and satisfaction with each successful project. Over the years, the
nature of our work has helped us to evolve the following company philosophy.
When working on a project, the client's wishes naturally provide the basis for our efforts.
Beyond that, however, we are also intensely concerned with the satisfaction of the
audience, foreign movie fans, and other consumers of our media products. With this in
mind we are constantly striving to produce works that are correct, clearly understandable
and emotionally satisfying. We are proud of our growth as a company and the number of
projects we have brought to successful completion, but we are proudest of the fact that
our work is of the very highest quality in the industry.
Human resources are the very lifeline of any production company. Therefore, we
constantly maintain an extensive network of translators both in Japan and abroad who can
work in a wide variety of languages. At the same time, we work to nurture talented new
translators and directors.
Whether fresh faces or experienced veterans, anyone who works
in this field must have two characteristics: flexibility of thought, and autonomous
creativity. Our employees think and act for themselves in a personal quest to achieve self-
realization. As a company, we respect the intentions of employees who display open-
hearted generosity, and do all we can to support them in their efforts to realize their full
There can be no development in our company operations unless all of our
employees have a passionate devotion to their work, a vigorous desire to investigate, a
wellspring of fresh ideas, a willingness to work cooperatively with others, and an ability
to act quickly and effectively. All of our employees share an awareness of this and,
through the daily performance of their duties, build Telesis's future.
We get tremendous pleasure out of becoming familiar with the media cultures of other
countries. At the same time, we are constantly confronted by cross-cultural indifference
and misunderstanding, which form the backdrop to international conflicts. We believe the
task of bringing people into contact with foreign dramas and documentaries and exposing
them to the diversity of our world will become even more important in the years to come.
Through our Japanese and foreign-language versioning, we in the Telesis Group feel that
we are contributing in a small way to international cultural exchange. With firm resolve
and enthusiasm, we will continue to meet future challenges as we pursue further
development in this field.