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Work Experience

International Sales Manager - West Coast & Japan, nuclear division of Konecranes, Jan 2015 - Now
Technical sales manager in charge of crane systems and material handling equipment used in nuclear facilities in Japan and the US West Coast.

Energy trading and nuclear fuel sales manager October, 2007 - April, 2014
Account manager in the nuclear fuel group of one of Japan's largest Sogo-Shosha (General Trading Companies).

Freelance translator (JPN=>ENG). 2001 - 2008
Translations include technical material (robot manuals, industrial machining and processes, auto manufacturing), environmental material (waste water treatment, urban planning, remote sensing and GIS), and general business material (marketing materials, annual reports, etc.)

Translator (JPN<=>ENG), New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc. (NUMMI) 2001 - 2002

Community Manager, (ProZ.com) 2000 - 2001


Ph.D in Environmental and Information Sciences, Yokohama National University (YNU), Yokohama Japan 2008
Peer reviewed journal publications: Article 1 & Article 2

MSc Environmental Systems HUMBOLDT STATE UNIVERSITY, (HSU), Arcata, California USA May 2004
Research: solar and wind power systems

BA International and Regional Studies, UNIVERSITY OF THE PACIFIC, (UOP), Stockton, California May 1994

KWANSEI GAKUIN UNIVERSITY (KGU), Nishinomiya, Japan 1996-1997

Language Skills

Native speaker of American English
Japanese: Fluent in conversational, business and technical context both written and spoken. Level 1 (ikkyu) of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test.
Spanish: Some
Italian: Some

Computer Skills

Platforms: Windows, MAC 10.6
Software: Microsoft Office; Word, Excel, PowerPoint
GIS: ArcView 9.1, ArcInfo, ArcMap
Other: Matlab, MySQL, HTML


Available on request