KIT PANCOAST NAGAMURA, a Tokyo resident since 1991, has a
Ph.D. in literature and has won various teaching and writing
awards. She works as a freelance writer and editor, and as an
acquisitions editor at Kodansha Ltd. She has authored or coauthored
three English-language phrase books for Japanese learners of
English. She regularly writes for the Japan Times and other media
KYOKO TSUCHIYA was born in Nagoya, Japan, and graduated from the Tokyo University Faculty of Liberal Arts, where she majored in American studies. She is a professional translator. Among the works she has rendered into Japanese are Emotional Intelligence (Daniel Goleman), Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (Rebecca Wells), and The Yearling (Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings).