I am a Qualified Member of ITI (MITI) in the UK and a Chartered Member of the Securities Analysts Association of Japan (CMA) with over 10 years of experience in financial, economic and business news industry.
During my stints as an in-house English-to-Japanese translator in a busy, international newsroom and as an English/German-to-Japanese translator in a newsletter publisher, I learned to work expertly under time and accuracy pressure, targeting financial professionals, investors, and business people.
I was awarded the top grade "1 kyu (1st level)" for English-to-Japanese translation in the category of Financial and Securities at a translation examination "Honyaku Kentei" administered by Japan Translation Federation (JTF) in 2018.
Politics is another field of my professional interest and expertise. I hold a master's degree in European Studies and a BA in Social Sciences with focus on Political Science, also having profound understanding of current situations in the United States owning to my career from 2010 to 2018 at a company publishing a major US financial paper.
As a longtime hobby musician having spent many years in amateur orchestras and choirs in Japan, Germany and the UK, I am also comfortable and savvy with musical terminology.