Nagoya-based writer and translator working on climate change, Japanese art and literature, science, and social issues. I also run professional content and white paper writing services for law, technology, science, and higher-ed. I'm proud to present a limited selection of my writing portfolio.



These are just a few of my recent articles on Japanese culture and society. I've written for the New York Times, Vox, Slate, the Japan Times, the New Republic, Foreign Policy, Culture Trip, Metropolis Magazine, the Jewish Forward, and The Times of Israel. I've translated light novels and autobiographies for One Peace Books and Seven Seas. And I've developed content strategies for NewsRx, an AI journalism company, Voyagin, a Japanese travel platform, Fulford Enterprises, and Futpong, a backyard soccer-tennis game. Feel free to reach out and I can provide you with a more tailored selection of samples.

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In Japan, His Disaster Art Saves Lives

March 2021

What makes beautiful Japanese?

March 2021

The Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Put Japan’s Climate Policy in a Decade-Long Purgatory

November 2020

Literary magazine Monkey serves up a full meal of delights

October, 2020

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Brazilian food culture is the fragrant heart of Nagoya

October 2020

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The Fall of Terrace House

July, 2020

The Resurgence of a Japanese Literary Master

July, 2020


Japan doesn't want to be another casualty of English

May 2020

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March 2020


November 2019

Tokyo climate change

Climate change could turn the Tokyo Olympics into a disaster


Translating Miyazawa Kenji, across space and time

August 2019

The dark side of Japan's anime industry

July, 2019





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