Translators

The following is the information about translators who have translated articles in the journal. Please contact them directly when there is a need for their expertise. However, the Editorial Board of UrbanScope assumes no responsibility for consequences resulting from use of this information.

Walter Edwards, Ph.D.

Title
Managing Editor, PsyCh Journal
Affiliation
Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
E-mail
Specialties
Archaeology and history (Ancient) of Japan.
Comments
Regularly translate for the Japanese Archaeological Association, including all items listed on the web page "Trends in Japanese Archaeological Research: Academic summaries translated from the Association's annual report, ARCHAEOLOGIA JAPONICA" (URL:http://archaeology.jp/publication/trends/). Other academic publications and translations are listed on my curriculum vitae (available: http://www.w-edwards.org/WalterEdwards-Vita.pdf). Currently live and work mostly in China, but maintain an affiliation with the Nara National Institute for Cultural Properties as an Adjunct Researcher.

Steven Evans, Mr.

Affiliation
Corporate translator based in Kyoto
E-mail
Specialties
Academic translation, both scientific and in the humanities, and corporate translations, especially financial reports, CSR reports, S&P/PR materials, etc.
Comments
Provides editorial assistance including translation and proofreading for UrbanScope in addition to other English-related support for UCRC.

Takako Kimura, Ms.

Affiliation
Freelance translator
Phone
+386-1-2511308
E-mail
Specialties
Japanese and western history, culture and archaeology. Translation from English, French and Slovene to Japanese or from Japanese to English.
Comments
Currently lives in Slovenia but spends every summer in Japan (Kyoto and Tokyo). Has translated multiple books in humanities field (architecture, art, history) that are published in Japan, as well as different museum-related articles and materials.

Robert Miller, Mr.

Affiliation
Kiwi Translations Company, Ltd.
Position
President
Company address
7A Junesu Musashino Bldg., 2-2-2 Nakacho, Musashino-shi, Tokyo 180-0006
Phone
050-5534-1559
Fax
03-6368-6214
E-mail
Web site
http://www.kiwitranslations.jp/
Specialties
Translations in many academic fields, including science & technology, politics, economics and legal documents as well as business-related translations, such as company web sites, annual reports, financial reports, etc.
Comments
Won a prize in the Shizuoka International Translation Competition (for two works including an historical essay about Minamoto no Sanetomo).

Riyo Namigata, Ms.

Affiliation
RAJP
Company address
683-0811 Tottori-ken Yonago-shi Nishikimachi 3-122-10 Urbanest Nishimura VIII Rm. 308
Phone
080-3408-8619
Fax
03-6368-6214
E-mail
Web site
http://yorozuya-rajp.com/
Specialties
Having majored in architecture and urban planning, specialization is in this field. However, translation experience has been in a variety of fields, including the food industry and in the field of microbiology (as related to the food industry) for the past four years, as well as the automotive industry for the past ten years.  Most translation experience in recent years has been for academic journals and papers in fields such as architecture, urban planning, culture, government, politics, and Japanese history. Translations between English and Japanese (both ways).
Comments
Born in Japan but raised in the United States for 20 years has provided a good understanding of both the English and Japanese languages and cultures.

Joseph Ryan, Mr.

Affiliation
Freelance translator
E-mail
Web site
http://japanesearchaeology.com/
Specialties
Archaeology, history, and literature
Comments
Graduate student in the Osaka University Department of Archaeology

Shan (Zoe) Lin, Ms.

Affiliation
Freelance translator
E-mail
Web site
http://japanesearchaeology.com/
Specialties
History of China
Comments
Graduate student at Department of History, University of California, Davis. Translation from Chinese/Japanese to English, and English to Chinese.

James B. Smith

Affiliation
Independent. I have worked as a freelance translator (Japanese to English); writer, and editor in San Francisco since 2003. I also worked as a translator, editor and re-writer in Tokyo for 15 years. I also worked in journalism in the past: for NHK's Radio Japan as a news announcer and editor.
Address
1985 Grove Street No. 5 San Francisco, CA 94117
Phone
1-415-379-4832
Cellular phone
1-415-509-6546
E-mail
or
Specialties
Sociology, economics, education, literature and cross-cultural studies.
Recent work
In addition to translating articles in the fields of sociology, political science, I translated a book written by Professor Sechiyama Kaku (Tokyo University Sociology professor). It was published in English as Patriarchy in East Asia--A Comparative Sociology of Gender (Brill, Leiden and Boston, 2013).
Comments
In this current era of social upheaval all over the world, I am interested in contributing to peace, international understanding and social reform.
At this stage of my career, I am more interested in contributing to these goals than in simply making money. If any of your group members have the opportunity to visit California (especially the San Francisco Bay Area, feel free to contact me. Also, please feel free to contact me at my e-mail address, by mail or telephone as follows: