A voracious reader from an early age, I read any book I could lay my hands on. Storybooks, classics, comics, novels...anything. In my late teens I started reading english paperbacks (mostly mysteries and thrillers) and immediately hooked. I was fascinated. And stunned. There are so many interesting books out there, and nobody didn't bother to tell me! Anyway, looking back, the amazement I felt at the time was a kind of call to my future career. After graduating from college, I made a slight detour, and become a translator. It is a great joy to serve as go-between for english authors and japanese readers. Since then, I have translated over a dozen wonderful books, and hope to add many more!