PhD Asian Languages & Cultures
    12 + YearsUnited States


    She is a highly accomplished academic with an impressive educational background in Asian Languages & Cultures, Buddhist Studies, and International Studies. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles, and has received various awards and fellowships, including the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Postdoctoral Fellowship. Her expertise extends to freelance translation and editing, where she works on academic pieces related to humanities and social sciences. Additionally, she has published articles and book chapters on topics such as women's exclusion from sacred mountains in Japan and the inscription of Okinoshima as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    Areas of expertise

    Buddhist Studies, Comparative Religion, Asian Studies


    PhD, Asian Languages & Cultures

    Peer-review experience

    Japanese Journal of Religious Studies
    The Eastern Buddhist

    Publication experience

    Journal of Asian Humanities
    Japanese Journal of Religious Studies

    Certificates and awards

    Work experience

    Visiting Lecturer/Assistant Director, Kyushu University and University of Washington, Seattle

    Affiliations / Memberships

    International Munakata Research Group
    Women of Japanese Religious Studies
    Association for Asian Studies
    American Academy of Religion
    European Association for Japanese Studies
    Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Society
    International Association of Buddhist Studies