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Saji, Yasuo    

Location:Kanagawa, Japan

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Sakai, Motoki    

Location:Tokyo, Japan

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Sakakibara, Tomoki    


Location:Tokyo, Japan


SAKAKIBARA Tomoki (榊原知樹) is a translator and university lecturer.

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Sanders, Esther    

Location:Tokyo, Japan

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Sasaki, Anna    

Location:Tokyo, Japan

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Schmidt, Susan    

Occupation:NPO administrator; editor

Location:Colorado, United States


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Schreiber, Mark    

Location:Tokyo, Japan

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Shimizu, Nishu    

Location:Okayama, Japan

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Singleton, James    


Location:Saitama, Japan

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1996 Earned degree in Asian studies from the University of Oregon; minors in anthropology and Japanese
2001 Passed JLPT 1
2008 Began translating full time
2013 In-house translator for globally recognized Japanese soy sauce maker
2014 Started in-house as a translator and editor at the Nippon Communications Foundation (


1996年に アジア学専攻、日本語、人類学副専攻でオレゴン大学を卒業

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Smith, Bruce    


Location:Kanagawa, Japan


Bruce Smith is a writer who has focused on late-nineteenth-and-early-twentieth-century decorative arts and architectural, and sometimes food. He is a specialist on the life and work of Charles and Henry Greene. His book on their architecture, Greene & Greene Masterworks (Chronicle Books, 1998) was one of the New York Times Editor’s Choice architectural books of the year. He has also written, Greene & Greene: Developing a California Style (Gibbs Smith, Publisher, 2011), and the award-winning Six California Kitchens (Chronicle Books, 2022) that he co-authored with the founder of the French Laundry, Sally Schmitt. With his wife, Yoshiko Yamamoto, he has also written The Japanese Bath (Gibbs Smith, Publisher 2001), Arts and Crafts Ideals (Gibbs Smith, Publisher 1999), and The Beautiful Necessity: Decorating with Arts and Crafts (Gibbs Smith, Publisher 1996) as well as numerous magazine articles for both Japanese and American publications. He also founded with Yoshiko a small press, The Arts & Crafts Press, ( that from 1996 to 2006 issued books and a magazine, all letterpress printed and bound by hand. The press currently issues Yoshiko’s handprinted block prints.

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Spychalski, Kamil    


Location:Western Australia, Australia

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Steed, Taylor    

Location:—, Japan

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Steinbach, Kevin    

Location:IL, United States

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Stevens, Ruth    

Occupation:Consultant and educator in B2B marketing

Location:NY, United States





Ruth P. Stevens consults on customer acquisition and retention, specializing in B2B markets. She advises companies on go-to-market strategy, sales lead generation, customer and prospect data, content marketing and ABM.  Crain’s BtoB magazine named Ruth one of the 100 Most Influential People in Business Marketing. 

Ruth also teaches marketing at business schools in the U.S. and abroad.  She has taught at Columbia and NYU Stern business schools in New York, and abroad at Hong Kong UST, Singapore Management University, Athens College, San Andres University (Buenos Aires) and Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. 

Ruth is a guest blogger at Biznology, Target Marketing Magazine, and Business 2 Community, and a contributing writer at AdAge.  Her newest book is B2B Data-Driven Marketing: Sources, Uses, Results.  Ruth has held senior marketing positions at Time Warner, Ziff-Davis, and IBM and holds an MBA from Columbia University.  Learn more at

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Takada, Yoko    

Occupation:Interpreter guide, translation, interpretation

Location:Tokyo, Japan


Currently seeking opportunities to provide arrangement, guiding,  interpretation, and translation services to journalists who will visit Ise-shima Island for the G7 Summit Meeting.
Also, to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Arita ware in Saga prefecture in Kyushu, I’m seeking an opportunity in contributing articles about the Arita ware to some media. If you know editors who would be interested, please let me know.



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Tam, Ming    

Location:Tokyo, Japan

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Tan, Jeremy    

Occupation:Translator J>E - Public Relations/ Media & Communications / Tourism

Location:Kochi, Japan

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Tarshis, Eugene    

Location:Chiba, Japan


Interests include literature and such genres as prose poem, essay, zuihitsu, and YA fiction; art; craft; wisdom traditions; folklore, fables and folktales; myths and their texts,; storytelling; sacred, folk, native, delta and Chicago blues, jazz, and nearly all other forms of music; rituals; contemporary poetry and ecopoetics; wayang kulit and any puppet theatre; Javanese batik, dance, and gamelan; and all other kinds of dance. Published word-work in print and online at present ranges from magazine editing and writing, book editing, copywriting, and corporate texts to criticism, lyric essay, co-translating European poetry with author, and a few poems.

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Taylor, Meg    

Occupation:book editor

Location:PA, United States


Meg Taylor is an independent editor for publishers, curators, and scholars in Canada, the United States, and Asia, specializing in books and catalogues on art and architecture, Asian literature in translation, and general nonfiction. She was the editorial director of the Art Canada Institute (Massey College, University of Toronto) from 2012 to 2015 and continues to edit for the ACI’s Online Art Book Project, which publishes simultaneously in English and French. Since 2014 she has been the managing editor for Monkey Business: New Writing from Japan, edited by Ted Goossen and Shibata Motoyuki. She is the academic coordinator for the postgraduate Publishing Certificate program, Ryerson University, Toronto (2011–present) and has taught substantive and stylistic editing in that program since 2005. She began working as an editor in 1979 at Weatherhill in Tokyo (now an imprint of Shambhala in Boston). She has worked in-house as a senior editor at Penguin Canada, Doubleday Canada, and Key Porter Books. Member of Editors Canada.

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Thompson, Holly    

Occupation:writer, writing instructor, editorial consultant, translator

Location:Kanagawa, Japan


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Holly Thompson did her undergraduate degree in biology and earned her MA in Fiction at the NYU Creative Writing Program. Originally from New England, she has lived and worked in Japan for over 25 years. She is author of three verse novels: the middle grade Falling into the Dragon’s Mouth (Henry Holt), and the young adult verse novels Orchards, winner of the APALA Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature, and The Language Inside, (both Delacorte/Random House). She is also author of the adult novel Ash (Stone Bridge Press), the forthcoming picture book biography Listening to Trees: George Nakashima, Woodworker (Neal Porter: Holiday House), and picture books Twilight Chant (Clarion/HMH), One Wave at a Time (Albert Whitman & Co.) and The Wakame Gatherers (Lee&Low;/Shen’s). Holly also translates picture books, and she edited Tomo: Friendship Through Fiction—An Anthology of Japan Teen Stories (Stone Bridge Press), a collection of thirty-six Japan-related YA stories, including ten in translation. Holly serves as co-Regional Advisor for the Japan chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (, and teaches writing at Yokohama City University, GrubStreet Boston, and U.C. Berkeley Extension.


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Thurlow, Spencer    

Location:Brookline, Massachusetts, United States

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Treyvaud, Matt    

Location:Kanagawa, Japan

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Tulley, Koyami    

Occupation:Japanese to English Translator, Editor

Location:New York, United States


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Turzynski-Azimi, Angela    


Location:NSW, Australia

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Tyagi, Aastha    

Location:Gurgaon, Haryana, India

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Uchimura, Wendy    

Location:Yorkshire, United Kingdom

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Udagawa, Avery Fischer    

Occupation:Translator, writer

Location:Nonthaburi, Thailand

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Avery Fischer Udagawa’s translations of children’s literature from Japanese include the 2022 Mildred L. Batchelder Award-winning novel Temple Alley Summer by Sachiko Kashiwaba, illustrated by Miho Satake, and the historical novel J-Boys: Kazuo’s World, Tokyo, 1965 by Shogo Oketani. Her short story translations have appeared in Kyoto Journal, Words Without Borders, Tomo: Friendship Through Fiction—An Anthology of Japan Teen Stories, The Best Asian Short Stories 2018, and A Tapestry of Colours 1: Stories from Asia. She serves as SCBWI and SCBWI Japan Translator Coordinator.

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Valdois, Philippe    

Occupation:Writer, Translator, Narrator

Location:Ibaraki, Japan

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Vreeland, Kay    

Occupation:Writer, editor, proofreader

Location:Washington, United States


Was 34 years in Japan, now not. Help with the SWET website as content facilitator.

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Wakabayashi, Judy    

Location:Queensland, Australia

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Walker, Cassandra    

Location:Tokyo, Japan

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Wallin, Lisa    

Location:Tokyo, Japan

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Ward, Heidi    

Location:New York, United States

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Warham, Paul    

Location:Tokyo, Japan

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Watsky, Andy    

Location:NJ, United States

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Watts, Alison    

Occupation:Japanese to English translator 和英文芸翻訳者

Location:Ibaraki, Japan

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I am an Australian literary translator based in Ibaraki prefecture. My published novel translations are The Boy and The Dog by Seishu Hase (Viking Press 2022), Fish Swimming in Dappled Sunlight and The Aosawa Murders by Riku Onda (Bitter Lemon Press, 2022 and 20202), Spark by Naoki Matayoshi and Sweet Bean Paste by Durian Sukegawa (Oneworld, 2017). I also translated the travel memoir TAO: On the Road and On the Run in Outlaw China by Aya Goda (Portobello, 2007). My essay about the aftermath of the 2011 disasters can be found online at Words Without Borders, and an interview with me plus translation of an article by Durian Sukegawa about the Fukushima disaster, is online at Asymptote. In 2021 I was awarded the Kyoko Selden Memorial Prize for Translation for an excerpt from Sukegawa’s travel memoir A Dosimeter on The Narrow Road to Oku.
I write about sashiko on my blog at and on Instagram at wattssashiko, and I have translated Sashiko for Making and mending by Saki Iiduka (Tuttle 2021).

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Whipple, Jeremy    

Occupation:translator (Japanese to English)

Location:Tokyo, Japan



ジェレミー・ウィップル(本名、岩崎 ジェレミー)



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Wilcut, Lisa    

Occupation:writer, editor and translator; collegiate faculty in Asian studies

Location:Kanagawa, Japan

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Specialist in Japanese culture and aesthetics with experience in history, art, architecture, Zen and chanoyu.

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Williams, Jason    

Location:Okayama, Japan

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Winchcomb-Wada, Peter Grant    

Occupation:Technical translator, interpreter,editor

Location:Fukuoka, Japan

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I have been living and working in Japan since 1995, and have been working at a major Japanese IT company for over 20 years. I use TRADOS on a daily basis, and also have experience with Deja Vu, Memsource, OmegaT, and various other CAT tools.
I have done consulting regarding translation quality and AI translation (quality
control and preparing pre-/post-editing procedures).

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