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Doesn't have a permanent address, moving from one place to another not only in Japan but also in Alaska State, in the US. Volunteer activities which she took part in during high school days led her to have interest in welfare for the elderly. But an encounter with Africa brought by college seminar study became the turning point in her career. When reached for an anthology of African short stories in secondhand book store where she'd just stepped into, she came across a writer Bessie Head's work by destiny, started doing research in the Republic of South Africa and Botswana in search of her letters and manuscripts. Then she got an MA in Center of African Studies at the University of Edinburgh, in the United Kingdom. Currently she's back in Japan, translates and writes, hoping to tell people in Japan about books by Bessie and her life also about Africa through her works. She describes herself as a future "student of social scientific literature".