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Tonnerre, Gwilym    

Location:Tokyo, Japan

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Treyvaud, Matt    

Location:Kanagawa, Japan

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Tulley, Koyami    

Location:New York, Japan


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Turzynski-Azimi, Angela    

Location:NSW, Australia

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Twaronite, Lisa    

Location:Tokyo, Japan

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U, Lisa    

Location:Tokyo, Japan

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Uchimura, Wendy    

Location:Kanagawa, Japan

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Uchiyama, Takashi    

Location:Tokyo, Japan

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Udagawa, Avery Fischer    

Location:Nonthaburi, Thailand

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Avery Fischer Udagawa contributes the column Four Worlds to online magazine Literary Mama ( and leads the SCBWI Japan Translation Group, translators of Japanese children’s literature into English ( Her translations include the middle-grade historical novel J-Boys: Kazuo’s World, Tokyo, 1965 by Shogo Oketani and a story by Sachiko Kashiwaba in Tomo: Friendship Through Fiction—An Anthology of Japan Teen Stories.

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Valdois, Philippe    

Location:Kanagawa, Japan

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Vreeland, Kay    

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:Ohio, United States


Professor of Japanese translation at Kent State University, Ohio.

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Walker, Cassandra Elizabeth    

Location:Ibaraki, Japan

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Walker , Larry    

Location:Nara, Japan

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Wallin, Lisa    

Location:Tokyo, Japan

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Warham, Paul    

Location:Tokyo, Japan

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Warriner, Daniel Warriner    

Location:Tokyo, Japan

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Watts, Alison    

Location:Ibaraki, Japan





I am from South Australia originally and have lived long-term in Japan where I am based in Ibaraki prefecture. I had a long career as a commercial translator but now translate exclusively literary work. Published works are TAO: On the Road and On the Run by Aya Goda (Portobello, 2007), Sweet Bean Paste by Durian Sukegawa (Oneworld, 2017), The Aosawa Murders by Riku Onda (Bitter Lemon Press, 2020), and Spark by Naoki Matayoshi (Pushkin Press, 2020). My essay about the aftermath of the 2011 disasters can be found online at Words Without Borders, and my translation of an article by Durian Sukegawa about the Fukushima disaster, is online at Asymptote. I write about sashiko (traditional Japanese stitching) on my blog at and on Instagram at wattssashiko.

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Whipple, Jeremy    

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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Whipple, Charles T.    

Location:Tokyo, Japan

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Wilcut, Lisa    

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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Wilkinson, Kirsty    

Location:Victoria, Australia

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Williams, Maria    

Location:Nagano, Japan

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Winchcomb-Wada, Peter Grant    

Location:Fukuoka, Japan

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Witkam, Frank    

Location:Tokyo, Japan

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Wylie, Ailsa    

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Yamagata, Akiko    

Location:Cambridge, MA, United States

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Yamaguchi, Eleanor    

Location:Kyoto, Japan

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Yamakawa, Sharon    

Location:Hyogo, Japan


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Yamakawa, Sagiri    

Location:Tokyo, Japan

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Yamanaka, Margaret    

Location:Gifu, Japan

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Yonebayashi, Joy    

Location:Tokyo, Japan

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Yorke, Jillian    

Location:Paeroa, New Zealand

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Yoshikawa, Beatrix    

Location:Shiga, Japan


Translation (from Japanese into English)
Academic Rewriting and Editing (English)

MA of The University of Geneva, School of Translation (Switzerland)
MA of The University of Sheffield, School of East Asian Studies (UK)


ジュネーブ大学翻訳科修士号取得 (スイス)
英国国立シェフィールド大学大学院日本研究修士号取得 (イギリス)

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Yuki, Kyo    

Location:Osaka, Japan

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