Hello! I have been a lulu.com author since 2004 when I published my translation of a book about Japanese students at Cambridge University in the Meiji era (1868-1912), still available here. I teach English at a Japanese national university, Kyushu Institute of Technology (KIT) in the city of Kitakyushu on the large island of Kyushu in Western Japan. (We are about half way between Nagasaki and Hiroshima, but a long way from Tokyo and even further from Fukushima.)
My main research is the life and letters of Sir Ernest Satow (1843-1929), a distinguished British diplomat who served in Japan for a total of about 25 years. I have also done four Japanese to English translations now, the most recent one published in October 2011. Please take a look at my works. Thank you for your time.
The photograph shows me standing in front of the West Japan Industrial Club - originally the house of the founder of KIT, and designed by Tatsuno Kingo who also designed Tokyo Station and the Bank of Japan.