Professional Information

Source Language


Target Language



international affairs, Sino-Japanese relations, international relations, soft power, academic papers in general, university-related matters


Education: International Relations (MA), Waseda University Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies. Thesis concerned Japanese university students' perceptions of Chinese Confucius Institutes. (2010) East Asian Languages and Cultures (BA), International Relations (minor), University of Southern California. Graduated Magna Cum Laude. (2008) Waseda University School of International Liberal Studies (completion certificate). One year study abroad program; lived with host family. (2007) Honors and Awards: Finalist in the 8th Annual JAT Contest for New and Aspiring Translators (2012) The Daily Yomiuri “Testing Translation” contest: Outstanding Award (February 23rd, 2012); Honorable Mention (June 9th, 2011, November 10th, 2011) Certifications and Qualifications: Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) Level 1 (2009) United States Driver’s License (state of Georgia)