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  Atsuko Tanimura
Professional/Personal Overview
  Please refer to my website for the latest information: http://www.spin.jp.org

If you need any information about Japanese culture, I am the one. After working for fashion and media industries for 14 years in Tokyo, Japan, I have moved to NJ, US in 2006. Then I went back to Japan in 2008.

I am a writer, editor and translator with 18 years of experience in fashion publishing. My articles have appeared in Japanese Vogue, WeAr, Harper’s Bazaar Japan, ELLE Japon, Nikkei Marketing Journal and others.
I also have worked for a fashion designer, Yohji Yamamoto as a publicist.

Usually I write the text in Japanese, but I can ask my team of translators who have lots of experiences in journalism to translate the text into English. So, I can deliver the English text as you and your readers want.

Book translation (EN to JA) is also one of my service. 5 books have been published so far.
I can also work for the market research and report the consumer trends in Japan.
Work Info
Editor 7 Years
Writer 18 Years
translator 18 Years
Consumer Products 10 Years
Fashion 19 Years
Arts & Humanities 15 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
19 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
ELLE Japon (11+), ELLE ONLINE Japan (11+), Vogue Japan (11+), WeAr global magazine (11+), Marie Claire Japan (6-10), Nikkei Marketing Journal (6-10), Harper's Bazaar Japan (3-5), Nikkei Weekly (English newspaper) (1-2), Delta Sky (1-2), ELLE Decor Japan (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Iconoculture (11+), Hakuhodo (6-10), Anteprima (3-5)
Other Work History
WeAr magazine : Editor Japan
Yohji Yamamoto/Y's Inc. : Public Relation
Iconoculture: Cultural Fluency Japan
Computer Skills
Word, Excel, Photoshop, etc. / OS 10 / basic HTML
Technical Skills
Web design, CAT tools (Wordfast), photo editing
digital camera, digital audio recorder, Fax, iPhone
Foreign Language Skills
English, Japanese (mother tongue)
Translated books (into Japanese):
How Computer Works by Daniel Appleman (Socym)
Very Awesome Book by Dallas Clayton (Google Books)
Get Bold by Sandy Carter (Nikkei BP)

The Japan Society for Fashion Business
Graduated from Waseda University in Japan, BS of Social Science.
Cerfiticate from Esmod Japon, Fashion Business.
I attended the media bistro classes such as Fashion Writing and Fashion Journalism.
Currently, I am studying in the MSc. International Business of University of London Graduate International Programme.
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I am willing to travel regionally. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
(WeAr magazine, 1/1/2008)
(HB Japan, 12/1/2007)
Diamond booklet, written in Japanese
(WeAr magazine, 9/1/2007)
(ELLE online / Hachette Fujingaho Japan, 9/1/2007)
(WeAr magazine, 9/1/2007)
(Nikkei Weekly, 4/1/2005)
(Nikkei Weekly, 4/1/2004)
Work Samples  
(WeAr magazine #35, 6/15/2013)
(ELLE online / Hachette Fujingaho Japan, 2/1/2007)
Contact Info
  Atsuko Tanimura

E-Mail: spin@jp.org
Website: http://www.spin.jp.org