Toshiyuki Nagai appointed Babel’s Director of Business Development - Japan

14 May 2009

Babel is delighted to announce the appointment of Toshiyuki Nagai Director of Business Development– Japan. Based in Babel’s Tokyo office, Toshiyuki will be responsible for managing Babel’s expanding business in Japan.

Toshiyuki brings experience from working for over twenty years in the games industry with a number of top games companies, such as Victor Entertainment, Eidos, Electronic Arts and JVC Entertainment in Japan. Most recently Toshiyuki worked as General Manager at Genius Sonority Inc, where he was responsible for the development, planning and operations.

Keith Russell, VP Sales and Marketing at Babel says, "I am delighted Toshiyuki could join us; his wealth of knowledge of the Japanese market, his contacts within the industry as well as within all our existing clients, means he brings considerable advantage to the team, and I am confident he will help us grow our business in Japan. "

Toshiyuki’s arrival at Babel coincides with Babel’s recent partnership with Entalize, the leading Japanese localization company, cementing Babel’s position as the number one outsource services provider in the US, Europe and Asia.

Babel provides a global delivery capability via its facilities in Montreal, Brighton and New Delhi. Using its three time zones, a QA team of over 600 testers and a localisation department that is currently translating over 1 million words per month, the company is able to offer maximum scale when needed for time-critical launch titles. Babel is a Microsoft approved Xbox 360®test house in Europe and North America, an Approved QAAP test house for SCEA, and a partner with Nintendo.

About Babel Media

Babel is the leading international provider of specialist services to the games and interactive entertainment industries. Founded in 1999, the company is part of the Quatrro Group which brings global scale and a strong financial backing. Babel has been voted Best Outsourcing Company at the Develop Industry Excellence Awards (2003, 2005, 2007 and 2008).

Babel provides outsourced services across all platforms of quality assurance testing, translation, audio recording, localised print, as well as mobile certification testing and mobile handset porting. Babel is an approved Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo QA test partner, as well as an official test house for Nokia, Java Verified and Vodafone. Babel works with all the major names in the mobile, handheld and pc, console games industry, including SCE, SEGA, Nintendo, Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, Microsoft, THQ, Warner Bros,Vodafone, Digital Choclate, Glu, Gameloft, Nokia, Square Enix, Atari, Namco Bandai, Activision-Blizzard, Lucas Arts and Eidos.

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