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I’m a freelance content writer specializing in all things Japan. I’ve been learning Japanese, both in college and self-study, since 2011.

With the 2020 Olympics taking place in Tokyo, lots of people are wanting to learn more about Japan, whether it’s language, politics, feminism, or how to navigate the train system.

That’s where I come in.

I’m here to support blogs and companies helping others appreciate Japan.

I’m passionate and knowledgeable and will do my utmost best to share my expertise with you.


I was born and raised in Cobb, California. I have a B.A. in Japanese Studies from Willamette University and studied abroad in Kawagoe, Japan at Tokyo International University. I’m also a published poet and fiction writer — one of my stories was even nominated for a Pushcart Prize! I also share poetry, short fiction pieces, and other musings on my side blog Cat and Moth Writings.

During the rare instances when I’m not writing or studying, I go kayaking, play with my cat, or read one of the 4+ books on my nightstand. I’m also preparing for a move to Japan.

Check out my portfolio and blog, or just contact me!

I’m also on LinkedIn and Twitter.

I look forward to hearing from you.

– Alyssa