May 2024: English translation (multi-language) system for the Hokuryu Town portal is built, and the charms of Hokuryu Town are sent to the whole world!

Friday, May 31, 2024

Recently, mass media in many countries have been covering and broadcasting the splendor of Japan, and viewers who are moved by what they see are increasingly spreading their admiration for Japan on social networking sites.

Therefore, we have built an English translation (multilingual) system on the Hokuryu Town portal to convey to the whole world the charm of Hokuryu Town, which is overflowing with the spirit of harmony and compassion, and to spread "joyful empathy.

Until now, we have used the WordPress plugin "GTranslate" which translates only while the page is displayed. This time, we used the "TranslatePress" plugin for creating and saving English (multilingual) files and the DeepL API, a high-precision translation software.

Currently, the site is available in English, plus Chinese (Hong Kong and Taiwan), which was the most frequently accessed language in 2023. Proper nouns may not translate well, but this will be corrected each time.

About 80% of the visitors to the Hokuryu Town portal are transitioning from search engines. With the construction of this English translation (multilingual) system, we expect that the site will appear in overseas search engines.

We hope that the charm of Hokuryu-cho and the caring souls of its townspeople will be conveyed to the whole world.

English (United States)

Top page




北竜町ポータル英文トップページ(2024年5月30日付け)Hokuryu Town Portal English Top Page (dated May 30, 2024)

Sunflower Village in Hokuryu Town


北竜町ポータル英文ひまわりの里Hokuryu Town Portal Eibun Himawari no Sato

Chinese (Hong Kong/Taiwan)

北竜町ポータルChinese(Hong Kong・Taiwan)文トップページ(2024年5月30日付け)
Beilong Town Portal Chinese (Hong Kong and Taiwan) Top Page (dated May 30, 2024)

Hokuryu Town Portal Access Status 2023

[caption id="attachment_42436" align="aligncenter" width="2176"]北竜町ポータルアクセス状況 2023年
北竜町ポータルアクセス状況 2023年

北竜町ポータルアクセス状況 2023年

北竜町ポータルアクセス状況 2023年Hokuryu Town Portal Access Status 2023

◇ Noboru Terauchi & Ikuko