Kumiko Kawai

National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter (English) , Financial Planner and business writer. I had worked for US and European financial institutions, the investment research, for many years before I started working as a guide interpreter in Tokyo. I used to live in New York for three years and St. Albans, UK for a year for study.

I've created this website to present a more complete picture of Japan, including culture, society and our daily lives. I hope it will give you a glimpse of Japanese life and a variety of ways of looking at that life through our eyes.

I love contemporary art, jazz and opera. I received BA in American Studies from Tsuda College and MA from New York University.


Yoko Muroga

Freelance writer. I had worked at US and European investment banks for over 10 years. After quitting, I went to Gold Coast for a long vacation and played golf everyday. I had also spent 4 years in London as a student in high school (& junior high).

I love to travel both abroad and domestic. I also like playing shogi (Japanese chess), going to cafe to chill, and looking for yummy desserts.

I graduated from Sophia university in Tokyo.