SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
- Over 18 years of experience in the fields of translation, journalism, public relations, advertising, marketing, and research in Japan and the U.S.
- Regularly write/wrote articles and columns for over 40 various Japanese publications, websites, and mobile media based on research and interviews. Extensive experience covering beauty, health, wellness, and spa industries in the U.S., and wrote about over 150 spas and wellness centers for various Japanese publications.
- More than 13 years of experience in translation, proofreading, and editing for a wide range of industries in both corporate and freelance settings.
- Coordinated and managed creative professionals, including photographers, videographers, designers, narrators, and models, to complete a variety of editorial and audio-visual production projects.
- Involved in extensive public relations and advertising projects, such as producing commercial films and promotional materials, coordinating media relations and special events, developing strategic marketing plans, and conducting research.
- Understand the differences in cultural and business practices between the United States and Japan. Fluent in Japanese and English.
EXPERIENCE & ACCOMPLISHMENTS
WRITING EXPERIENCE
Wrote articles and columns for various publications including:
- Magazines:
*Beauty
Therapist, Therapist people, Spa & Treatment, Creabeaux, Aromatopia, Request QJ, Therapist Beauty, Therapist SPA
 *Travel/Hotel/Housing
Skyward-Japan Airline’s in-flight magazine, Travel Concierge, Hotel Concierge, Summo, Build Ideal Housing

* Culture/Fitness/Lifestyle/Entertainment
Be Premium, Crea, The Best Flower Arrangement, Akasugu, Ninsugu, Daily Sun NY, NY Weekly Life, Japion NY, Body Plus

* Fashion/Luxury
Soup, Figue, Lips, Jille, Soup Cruise, Fudge, Men’s Fudge

*Business
Corporate Communication Journal, Business Chance, Career magazine, Jinbutu-oraiki, Kigyo-gaikyo, Come to America, NY Benricho, Come to America, Mini Apple Guide, Business Techo
* Worked as Website Content Review/Creative Copy Editor
Nike (2012), Polo Ralph Lauren (2012), Standard and Poor’s, Strategia Inc, Gatorade, Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications in Japan
* Website/Mobile Site
Spas JP (NY Spa guide), Nifty Beauty, Prox J, Namikiteru, Ethera, Ebalance Diet, Iseeny, Near Local, Mobile Harajuku
*Website Content Writing
APA International, Kozue Esthetic Spa, Ellies NY, Abyss NY, Gray Company, E-entry, CUE Travel, Shindo USA Inc, Abysal Cometics, Quick Job Fair, Metronavi

TRANSLATION EXPERIENCE
- Publications:
Lexus magazine (Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc.),
Agile Leader, Career Architect: Development Planner, Voices, eChoice, ViaEdge (published by Lominger International: A Korn/Ferry Company),
HR and Employment in China (published by Boffin China)
Information Communication Journal, New Media
- Business clients:
Nikon Instruments Inc., Teikoku Databank America, Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc., New Museum, NY Foundation for the Arts, Brain Lab, Babylon Expert, The Lingoes LTD, Minioni LLC, R’s Eyelash Design, GGL Trade Credit, Panasonic, APA International, Hahn Air Line GmbH, Acardian Seaplants, Decimus Software Inc, UPS (United Parcel Service of America), Nikkei Sangyo Shinbun, ADK America, and more
- Websites:
U.S. Journal of Academics, Orient Expat, Hahn Air Line GmbH, Kozue Aesthetic Spa, Gray Company, SIND USA, Inc., Dr. Ci-labo, eEntry Corporation, Ellie’s NY, Onsen for All, and more
- Productions:
Kozue Aesthetic Spa, DIC International, USA, PHP Inc., Okato Shoji, Teikoku Databank Inc, City of Yokohama, New York Pharma Forum, and more.
OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE
* Writer, Translator, Coordinator, Consultant
Founder & President
Japaneeds NY, Inc., NY
- Wrote articles for more than 40 Japanese publications and websites based on thorough research, interviews, and translation. Also served as photographer for some articles.
- Translated, edited, and proofread a variety of articles, business and research documents, web content, publications, advertising, and PR materials for a wide range of clients and agencies from different countries, such as London, China, Japan, U.S., India, and Romania.
- Coordinated and managed creative professionals, such as photographers, models, videographers, and designers, for various editorial and production assignments.
- Provided consultation, public relations, and research services for various clients, including primarily spas and beauty companies.
* Planning Coordinator / Translator
Nikon, Inc., NY
- Translated various documents, including daily business correspondence, manuals, product specifications, repair reports, marketing plans, and more, on a daily basis. Compiled monthly competing products marketing reports and developed a database based on online and offline research. Completed strategic research report on new technologies in the molecular biology and microarrays markets.
* Business Partner, Writer
Abyss N.Y., Inc., NJ
- Managed, planned, promoted, wrote, translated, and maintained web sites for clients in industries such as beauty and cosmetics, information technology, construction, and travel as a co-founder of the firm.  Developed promotional materials, such as corporate brochures and a multi-lingual CD-ROM.
* Communication Coordinator (Part-time)
Kozue International, Inc., NY
- Developed website in both Japanese and English. Work included planning, marketing, translating and writing content, coordinating designs, and effectively promoting the site.
- Produced public relations materials such as a four-color brochure, spa service menus, press releases, press kits, newsletters, and flyers in both Japanese and English.
- Maintained solid media relations and successfully placed spa appearances in the media such as the Daily News, the Metro Guide Channel, Town and Country, Healing Retreats and Spas, Creabeaux, Body & Soul, Timeout New York, and more.
- Planned and handled advertising activities including print media, the internet, and radio. Conducted research on the cosmetic and skincare industries.
* Senior Account Executive
Siegel Associates International, Ltd., NY (PR firm)
- Produced various public relations materials such as color brochures, promotional videos, pamphlets, newsletters, and press releases in both English and Japanese for various clients.
- Planned, coordinated, and executed regular monthly seminars and annual events for a not-for-profit organization.
- Coordinated media relations including placing articles and setting up speech engagements.
- Conducted media research utilizing the internet and on-line services. Analyzed and documented results in Japanese.
* Editor, Marketing Manager
U.S. Japan Publications, Inc., NY
- Responsible for the publication of the “Directory of Japanese Affiliated Companies,” including writing cover stories, editing, proofreading, layout, sales, and marketing.  Also managed the publication of the “Mini Apple Guide,” including market planning and research, editing, advertising, and sales promotion.
* Account Executive
Kyodo Advertising Co., Tokyo
- Conducted market research, formulated marketing plans, and developed and completed various advertising campaigns for various clients.
- Produced several television commercial films and print advertisements in newspapers and magazines. Coordinate production of posters, POS materials, and product packaging.
- Planned and executed a music concert tour across the country in order to increase awareness of client and attract their future sales force.
EDUCATION
*Master of Arts:  Media Studies, New School University
*Graduate Certificate: Media Management Program, New School University
*Bachelor of Arts: Gakushuin University, Tokyo JAPAN
SKILLS & INTERESTS
* Languages:
Fluent in Japanese and English
* Skills:
MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, FrontPage, and Publisher), SDL Trados Studio 2011, Photoshop, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe CQ5, PageMaker, Ulead GIF Animator, WordPress, File Maker Pro, Mac, MemoQ
* Licenses:
Certified Holistic Health Counselor (The American Association of Drugless Practitioners)
* Interests:
Musical Instruments, Traveling (over 25 countries), Reading, Calligraphy, Music, Film, Power Yoga, Cooking