Atsuko Tanimura

Tokyo, Japan

Professional Experience

Please refer to my website for the latest information: 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.


18 Years
7 Years
Other, Specify
18 Years


19 Years
Arts & Humanities
15 Years
Consumer Products
10 Years


Magazine - Local/Regional magazines
17 Years
Online/new media
10 Years
PR (in-house) - Small to mid-sized corp. clients
4 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

19 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

ELLE Japon (10+), ELLE ONLINE Japan (10+), Vogue Japan (10+), WeAr global magazine (10+), Nikkei Marketing Journal (6-10), Harper's Bazaar Japan (3-5), Nikkei Weekly (English newspaper) (1-2), Marie Claire Japan (6-10), ELLE Decor Japan (1-2), Delta Sky (1-2)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Iconoculture (10+), Hakuhodo (6-10), Anteprima (3-5)

Other Work History

WeAr magazine : Editor Japan Yohji Yamamoto/Y's Inc. : Public Relation Iconoculture: Cultural Fluency Japan

Technical Skills

Web design, CAT tools (Wordfast), photo editing

Foreign Language Skills

English, Japanese (mother tongue)

Computer Skills

Word, Excel, Photoshop, etc. / OS 10 / basic HTML


digital camera, digital audio recorder, Fax, iPhone


Translated books (into Japanese): How Computer Works by Daniel Appleman (Socym) IMG SRC 100 (BNN) Very Awesome Book by Dallas Clayton (Google Books) Get Bold by Sandy Carter (Nikkei BP)


The Japan Society for Fashion Business

Work Samples

Work Samples

(WeAr magazine #35 6/15/2013)
(ELLE online / Hachette Fujingaho Japan 2/1/2007)


(WeAr magazine 1/1/2008)
(WeAr magazine 9/1/2007)
(ELLE online / Hachette Fujingaho Japan 9/1/2007)
(HB Japan 12/1/2007)
Diamond booklet, written in Japanese
(Nikkei Weekly 4/1/2004)
(WeAr magazine 9/1/2007)