May 27, 2017

Last week I posted about growing up in a bicultural household and how that made me sensitive to the subtleties of cultural difference. My upbringing gave me a good start, but where I learned my more in-depth skills of cultural analysis and what to do with it was through my education and the career I had as a college professor.

Few people seem to know exactly what professors do. As in any other prof...

May 19, 2017

Hi. I’m Miyabi, the owner and principal consultant for One TransLiteracy.

I was born in Tokyo to an American mother and Japanese father and primarily grew up in Tsukuba, Japan.

My parents are fully conversant in Japanese and American cultures. Yet, I grew up noticing that even they had their moments of cross-cultural misunderstanding.

For instance, once when we visited family friends who lived in an...

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