Saturday, September 16, 2017

Hints of Autumn

The air is beginning to smell a bit like autumn - a little crisper and colder. A freshness I've missed since summer started. Today, I brushed the dust off an old lens I've had for years but haven't used for a long time. It still focuses and captures photographs just as well as it did back in those past days, which already seem so distant now. Spider lilies have already unfurled their thin, curling petals, a sure sign of the coming autumn. Walking down the street on a recent afternoon, I recognized the pale golden, heady scent of osmanthus, another of my favorite fall flowers, perfuming the air for just a moment.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

NHK World : Haiku Masters, August 2017 - American English narrator in Tokyo - アメリカ英語ナレーター 東京

New episodes of NHK World Haiku Masters that I did narration for are now available to watch on the NHK World Youtube channel!

You can find them here: One, Two, Three, Four

Monday, September 11, 2017

NHK World program: Document 72 Hours - American English narrator in Tokyo - アメリカ英語ナレーター 東京

I provided the narration for the NHK World program, Document 72 Hours: New Bags, New Beginnings. 

The episode airs on September 19th. See here for more details!

Last month, I also provided the narration for Document 72 Hours: Jellyfish Wonderland.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Aeon CM - American English narrator in Tokyo - アメリカ英語ナレーター 東京

I provided the narration for this Aeon commercial (the speaking part toward the end, which I was requested to say in "foreigner-sounding Japanese").
It roughly means "Everything from Aeon at your fingertips - Aeon dot com - also on a shopping app!"

Monday, August 28, 2017

NHK World Spirit of Japan September 2017 - American English narrator in Tokyo - アメリカ英語ナレーター 東京

I provided the narration for the program Spirit of Japan, available soon on NHK WORLD !

These are the two episodes I did narration for -

A Tiny Distillery’s Awamori Challenge

Strike away into the future! The passion of young blacksmiths


I really enjoy being able to do narration work for programs like these, which share glimpses into Japanese tradition and culture. Seeing the stories of these people hard at work to achieve their goals was quite motivational. Thank you for making these, Spirit of Japan team!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Cicada's Call

Into the bright world, air heavy with moisture, lush green leaves and bark crawling alive, the cicada sends his call. Perched on a nearby tree, another one buzzes her wings in response. There's not enough time, and the days move ruthlessly on. Summer's end will be here soon.