Introducing the Second Japanese Editorial Team

It is our great pleasure to introduce the second Japanese editorial team to the readers of Global Dialogue. Since we began our work in December of 2014, 45 undergraduate students have participated in the translation project They all attend the National Fisheries University that was founded in 1941 as a public institution of higher education accredited by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in Japan. The editorial board consists of the following permanent members.

Satomi Yamamoto is Associate Professor of English and Sociology in the Department of Fisheries Distribution and Management. She earned her M.A. in English from Japan Women’s University, her M.A. in the Social Sciences from the University of Chicago, and her Ph.D in Sociology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her current research focuses on sociological analysis of invasive fish species in the United States.

Fuma Sekiguchi is a senior undergraduate student in the Department of Food Science and Technology. He was born in Yamaguchi Prefecture and grew up in Chiba Prefecture. He has taken a leave of absence from National Fisheries University and is currently studying at the California State University, Chico and Butte College in the United States. His motto is failure teaches success. He likes swimming, playing baseball, and studying English.

Yutaro Shimokawa is a sophomore undergraduate student in the Department of Food Science and Technology. He is currently learning the effective use, processing technology, and food components of marine products. He participates in the translation project because he wants to improve his reading ability in English. His goal is to be able to read English-written academic articles about food science.

Masaki Yokota is a senior undergraduate student in the Department of Fisheries Distribution and Management. He studied English in the UK between 2014 and 2015 and earned an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 6.5. He likes playing badminton and watching football. His favorite football team is Chelsea Football Club in London. His dream is to go on a trip around the world.

Takashi Kitahara is a senior undergraduate student in the Department of Fisheries Distribution and Management. He will be joining the Graduate School of Resource Management and Food Science, National Fisheries University in April of 2017. His honor’s thesis explores the development of non-feeding aquaculture business enterprises in Japan. He participates in the translation project because he enjoys learning new topics other than fisheries.

Yuki Nakano is a sophomore undergraduate student in the Department of Applied Aquabiology. She decided to go to National Fisheries University since she has liked animals and fish since her childhood. Her future career is undecided, but she wishes to find a job that closely relates to her major. She is sometimes overwhelmed with the challenges of translating English into natural Japanese, but she still enjoys being part of the translation project because the project helps her to improve her English proficiency and to gain a better command of the Japanese language.

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