Graduated from Tokai University, Faculty of Letters, Department of Nordic Literature and gained M.A. in Finnish Literature from the University of Tampere, Finland. She is a part-time lecturer at Shirayuri Women’s University. She has translated many Finnish contemporary literature and children’s books, including “Things That Make One’s Heart Beat Faster” and was awarded the 2007 Finnish State Award for Foreign Translators.
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