Writer: Brendan Nikola
I graduated from the Oregon Institute of Technology with a Bachelors in Renewable Energy Engineering and a minor in Art, Literature, and Philosophy. I studied abroad in Japan at Akita International University and Waseda University. I worked as an English teacher for a year, and did part time work as a native checker, lab assistant, and spent some time in a tuna shop. Now I'm a translator/engineer in Akita. I enjoy learning regional Japanese dialects, mystery novels, model building, visiting shrines and temples, and writing haiku.