Japanese translations

The Secrets of Yamanashi Prefecture

January 2017
Client: Gakken Learning (through JTC)


The third assignment in Gakken’s “Secrets of” manga series, following “The Secrets of Adhesives” and “The Secrets of Buddhism”. A primary school class in Yamanashi is preparing to receive some exchange pupils from Iowa, USA. The children are keen to show their home prefecture in a good light, so they divide into teams to research different subjects. As well as the well-known ones – including Mount Fuji, delicious fruits and the Maglev test track – they discover many fascinating facts of which they were completely unaware. The translation ran to 17,500 words and was spread over one month.