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News and current affairs, diplomacy, security and military affairs, nonprofit sector, marketing, advertising, general business, Japanese popular culture, popular literature, manga and science fiction.


- Japanese-English translator since 1980, working for agencies, publishing companies, and private clients. - Publications from I-House Press/LTCB, Kodansha, Dark Horse Comics, Studio Proteus Comics, Kurodahan Press, and Interzone magazine. - Professional journalist and columnist with past staff assignments at Newsweek magazine, Newsweek Japan magazine, Kyodo News Service, and the Associated Press. - President of the Japan Society of Northern California, 2006-2012.