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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    

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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Teixeira, Anthony    

Location:Nara, Japan

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I have been working as a professional English/Japanese to French translator since 2009. I first learnt the job in-house in Osaka, for a video game localization agency.

I am a freelance translator since 2011, focusing essentially on IT/software (my university major) and video games (a personal hobby since childhood). As a former software developer, I enjoy using my technical knowledge to help agencies and end clients altogether solve their localization challenges.

Besides this main work, I also regularly organize local workshops and networking events for fellow professional or aspiring translators in the Kansai area. Besides that, I regularly write on my blog about various aspects of our industry, from career tips for beginner to internationalization best practices for game and software developers.

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Thomas, Kenisha    

Location:New Jersey, United States

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Thompson, Holly    

Location:Kanagawa, Japan

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Holly Thompson is the author of three verse novels: the middle grade Falling into the Dragon’s Mouth published by Henry Holt, and the young adult verse novels Orchards, winner of the APALA Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature, and The Language Inside, both published by Delacorte/Random House. She is also author of the adult novel Ash (Stone Bridge Press), picture book The Wakame Gatherers (Lee&Low;/Shen’s), and the forthcoming picture books Twilight Chant (Clarion/HMH) and One Wave at a Time (Albert Whitman & Co.). Originally from Massachusetts but a longtime resident of Japan, her fiction often focuses on Japan and biculturalism in its many manifestations. 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, to benefit teens in the earthquake and tsunami affected areas of Tohoku. She is a regular contributor to the DoubleTake column in ANA Wingspan magazine. 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. Follow her HATBOOKS blog: and visit her website


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Thurlow, Spencer    

Location:Brookline, Massachusetts, United States

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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, United States


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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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Walter, Frank    

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 an Australian long-term resident of Japan, based in Ibaraki prefecture. After a long career in commercial translation I now do literary translation exclusively. My 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 an interview with me plus 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



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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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