Hi, I'm an Art Educator for Young Children and have a strong background in Japanese - English translation. I was born and raised in Tokyo. I moved to NY after graduating from a college in Tokyo and graduated from Long Island University, NY with a M.A. in art.
My early translation career was in the financial field. I translated loan documents at Japanese banks in preparation for FRB audits. I also worked for Japanese venture capital and investment bank. Since my daughter was born (she is 7 yrs old now), I have been translating children's books from English to Japanese as well as Japanese to English. I am raising my child in both English and Japanese school environments, and very sensible about vocabularies appropriate for target ages of children. Also, I enjoy giving Story Art classes as well as making children picture books on my own.