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Japanese Manager

Location:
Glendale, California, United States
Posted:
June 14, 2018

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OBJECTIVE

I am an experienced writer for Japanese newspapers, magazines as well as a journalist for Japanese TV and radio. I am from Tokyo and have been living in the U.S. since 1990. I am interested in freelancing for U.S. projects.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Present / Los Angeles, CA

Senken Shimbun / A major fashion business newspaper in Japan. Similar to WWD.

Write articles for this newspaper about fashion and business trends in the U.S.

Google Inc. / Research projects for Google marketing department and writing/translating projects for Google Play.

Weekly Gendai /A major weekly magazine for businessman in Japan. Similar to TIME. Interview people in the U.S.

Tokyo Broadcasting System Television (TBS TV) / One of the best-known TV companies in Japan. Research subjects and reporting for the news programs, Broadcaster,Evening 5 and Hodotokushu.

Mainichi Broadcasting System Television (MBS TV) / One of the best-known TV companies in Japan. Research subjects and reporting for the news programs, Eizo ’15 and Eizo ’16.

NHK TV (Japan Broadcasting Corp) / Japan's sole public broadcaster which draws upon 54 domestic stations in Japan and 31 bureaus and offices internationally. Research subjects and reporting for the news programs.

Fuji Television (Fuji TV) / One of the best-known TV companies in Japan. Research subjects and reporting for the news programs, Akira Ikegami Special.

March 2004 to 2014 / Newport Beach & Costa Mesa, CA and Los Angeles, CA

Senken Shimbun / A major fashion trade newspaper in Japan.

Write articles for this newspaper about fashion and business trends in the U.S.

NHK Radio / One of the biggest broadcast companies in Japan.

On the air for NHK radio show Radio Shinyabin “World Network” twice a month

nationwide in Japan, reporting local news from Southern California.

TBS Radio / One of the best-known broadcast companies in Japan.

On the air for TBS radio show X-radi twice a month nationwide in Japan, reporting local news from Southern California.

TBS TV / One of the best-known TV companies in Japan.

Research subjects and reporting for the news program, Broadcaster.

Nihon TV / One of the best-known TV companies in Japan.

Research subjects and reporting for the animal program, Shimura Zoo.

FASHION HEADLINE / A major fashion web magazine in Japan. Similar to WWD. Write articles about fashion and business trends in the U.S.

Numero TOKYO / A major fashion magazine in Japan. Similar to Vogue.

Write a cover girl interview and trends in the U.S.

JELLY / A major fashion magazine in Japan. Write a feature story.

EXILE / A major lifestyle magazine in Japan. Write a feature story.

Dell Inc.website / Write Japanese entrepreneurs (customers) stories for Dell website campaign ”Take Your Own Path” in U.S. and Japan. AllBusiness of D&B (Dun & Bradstreet, Inc.) is managing the project with Dell Inc.

Regalead Ltd. / RegaLead is the market leader in the supply of decorative glass components to window, door, glass processing and kitchen furniture industry worldwide and operates from Manchester UK .Translate emails from their clients (Japanese to English),translate emails from them to their clients (English to Japanese). (until 2013)

Stained Glass Overlay Designer Glass,Inc. / Stained Glass franchise company in the U.S.

Translate emails from their clients (Japanese to English),translate emails from them to their clients (English to Japanese) and translate their meeting on the phone. (until 2013)

Rafu Shimpo / A popular newspaper for Japanese-American and Japanese in the U.S.

Write a monthly front-page column for this newspaper.

Livila / A new magazine for Japanese in Los Angeles (Similar to LA Weekly.)

Write articles for this magazine about the city and people.

Lighthouse / A popular magazine for Japanese in Los Angeles (Similar to LA Weekly.)

Write articles for this magazine about the city and people.

San Diego Yu-Yu / A popular magazine for Japanese in San Diego (Similar to LA Weekly.)

Write a cover story, Yu-Yu Interview, featuring interviews with successful people.

LA CELEB.COM / A major fashion online in Japan.

Write articles for this site about fashion and business trends in the U.S.

November 1997 to February 2004 / Irvine, CA

Staff Writer, Entrepreneur Media Inc. / Publisher of Entrepreneur, a well known business magazine.

As a Staff Writer for Entrepreneur Media Inc., I wrote and edited for Entrepreneur Japan (Entrepreneur’s Japanese edition) and the Entrepreneur Japan website for six years. I translated articles in Entrepreneur into Japanese articles for Entrepreneur Japan. I also wrote articles about business trends and profiles of entrepreneurs in the U.S. for Entrepreneur Japan.

NOTE: Entrepreneur Media Inc. had a contract with Japanese publisher Recruit Co. that expired in March 2004. I enjoyed my time at Entrepreneur Media Inc. While a staff writer for Entrepreneur Media Inc., I continued my freelance writing and developed the projects listed above.

1990 to 1997 / Los Angeles, CA

Writer for newspapers and magazines:

Yomiuri America / Yomiuri Shimbun is one of the biggest newspapers in Japan, and Yomiuri America was the weekly newspaper for Japanese people living in the U.S.

Wrote articles about entertainment and events.

Morning by Kodansha / A popular monthly Japanese comic magazine.

Edited comics that had been translated from English to Japanese, and I wrote creative stories under the pen name Madam Yoko.

Afternoon by Kodansha / A popular monthly Japanese comic magazine.

Edited comics that had been translated from English to Japanese.

Street Jack by KK Best Sellers / A men’s fashion magazine in Japan.

Wrote articles about fashion trends in the U.S.

Get On by Gakken / A men’s fashion magazine in Japan.

Wrote articles about fashion trends in the U.S.

Senken Shimbun / A major fashion trade newspaper in Japan.

Wrote articles about fashion trends and business in the U.S. (I still write for this newspaper.)

TV Asahi / One of the biggest Japanese TV companies Conducted research and wrote for their news show.

1987 to 1989 / Tokyo, Japan

Writer for popular magazines:

Heibon Punch (Similar to Playboy) by Magazine House.

anan (Similar to Vogue) by Magazine House

Men’s Club (Similar toGQ) by Fujin Gaho

Vingtaine (Similar toVogue) by Fujin Gaho

1985 to 1987 / Tokyo, Japan

Salesperson for an advertising agency. At that time in Japan, there were not many female salespeople in the advertising business.

EDUCATION

Graduated from Kyoritsu Women's Junior College in Tokyo, Japan. My major was Japanese Literature.



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