Work History

Work History
1995 - Present


Freelance Japanese English Translator

Japanese to English and English to Japanese Translator

  • Website translation, e.g., the Microsoft Official Website (English to Japanese)
  • Animation series, e.g., “Ookiku Furikabutte (Big Windup!)
  • Movies, e.g., “Otoko-ha-Tsuraiuo! (It’s Tough to Be A Man!)
  • Commercial translation, e.g., packages and instruction for toys such as BANDAI “Zoid” series, TOMY “Transformer” series (Japanese to English)
  • General translation, e.g., employee survey materials for DELL, monthly newsletter for Philips, and various cosmetic products
  • Legal documents, e.g., insurance policies, Congressional presentation materials, academic documents, medical documents, and so on.
1993 - 1995

Program Officer

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

World Bank, UN, USAID, NGO Liaison

  • Researched numerous development topics, particularly international development and education
  • Translated Japanese documents into English and vice versa
  • Acted as a Japanese/English interpreter in numerous official meetings and seminars
1992 - 1993

Education Economist, Asian Technical Department, Human Resources and Social Policies Division (ASTHR

The World Bank
1990 - 1990

Graduate Student Intern Programme

United Nations
1986 - 1988

Assistant TV Producer

Asahi Broadcasting Corporation

  • Managed program accounting
  • Time coding and editing films
  • Collected and analyzed data for program development
  • Public relations and negotiation


1995 - 2005

Ph.D (incomplete)

Tulane University
1990 - 1991

Master's of Professional Studies

Cornell University
1988 - 1989

American Language Program

Columbia University in the City of New York
1982 - 1986

Bachelors of Arts

Kansai University


My fifteen years of continuous Japanese translation experience has supported a wide array of technical fields from medicine to international development, from newsletters to film. My expertise and attention to detail, as well as my understanding of the role of the translator, has enabled companies to provide clear, concise, and exact translations from and to Japanese.


My objective is to continue to provide excellent Japanese/English translation services to corporate and private entities that need work done right and on-time.