Howdy, I’m Doc. I…

Write. Research. Translate.
…sometimes for others.


After 30 years writing and conducting research¬†for every imaginable client possible (Abbott Labs, Roche, Aon, The History Channel) and every imaginable type of content possible (screenwriting, websites, email copywriting, medical writing, etc.), I’ve largely hung up my freelance hat, and write mostly for myself these days.

Aside from writing books, drafting a monthly jobs column for GaijinPot, and conducting archival research for the film industry, I run Nihon Hustle, and Tend the Field, and stay busy as co-founder of Maplopo, translating Japanese literature into English, and (re)introducing a diverse range of  Japanese writers to the world.

Sometimes I teach what I’ve learned through a lifetime of this sort of work, and other times I consult with others in need of an editor or writer to help them tell a good story. I say “no” a lot. Still, if you have an interesting story you want told in English or Japanese, please drop a line. I’ve always got an open ear and an open mind.

Be good, do good.

Doc Kane

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