Hi! I'm Hana Ransom
I was born in Hokkaido, the most northern island in Japan.
After graduating from Tsuda University, a college in Tokyo, with a BA in English Literature, I received a master’s degree in education from the University of Texas at Austin located in Austin, TX USA. I began my career as a translator doing PR translation for a Japanese newspaper in New York City. I then started working on localization projects (translating product information and services into Japanese) for GAFAM and other world-renowned top companies and was highly praised for my work.
In my career I have worked with more than 50 clients located not only in Japan and the United States, but also in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Romania, Israel, New Zealand, and other countries around the world.
I currently live both in Texas and Hokkaido, Japan. Along with translation, I am active in various other fields, such as teaching Japanese at an American university, publishing books on the English language, interpreting, and blogging and vlogging (YouTube) about translating and the English language.