Short Fiction

Solitude is a Human Presumption // Catapult


Why Linguistically Diverse Audiobook Casting Matters // Electric Literature

Yoko Ogawa’s The Memory Police and the Dangers of Forgetting // Michigan Quarterly Review Online 

These Women are the Modern Money Experts to Follow // Real Simple

Stories from Here: Sharing the Personal Narratives of BIPOC Writers in the Midwest // Poets & Writers, November/December 2020 Issue [Print only]

Avatar: The Last Airbender and Asian History // SYFY Wire

On Tezuka Osamu’s Experimental Shorts // Issue 16 of The World of Apu

The Star Wars Expanded Universe and the Promise of Multitudes // io9

When the Emperor is a Void: Yukio Mishima and Fascism Today // Asian American Writers’ Workshop

How Faux-Documentary Audio Dramas Trick You Into Scaring Yourself // Electric Literature

Burn This: Theatre, Music, and Language // ENTROPY

The Incredibly Social and Diverse World of Bookstagram // Greatist

There’s More to Japanese Literature than Haruki Murakami // Electric Literature


Personal Essays

Cooking Osechi for New Years Helped Me Overcome My Fear of Not Being “Japanese Enough” // The Kitchn

Japan Sound Memory // The Southampton Review Online

How My Mother Protected Us from my Father and Found Solace in Art // Catapult

I Was Raised to Believe that the End of the World was Nigh, But It’s Never Felt Closer than It Does Now // Slate

How to Grow Up Beautiful, Without Representation // Greatist

Our old house // Issue One of Empty House Press

Passing // Ploughshares Blog (Best of the Net nominated)

How Studio Ghibli Brought Japan Back to Me // Issue Six of  The World of Apu


Selected Regular Monthly Contributions to Ploughshares Blog

Loneliness and Parasocial Relationships in The Woman in the Purple Skirt

The Absurdity of Labor in There’s No Such Thing as an Easy Job

Minor Feelings’ Exploration of Solidarity

Tokyo Ueno Station’s Anti-Stereotypical Portrayal of Homelessness

The Reimagined Tales of Matsuda Aoko’s Where the Wild Ladies Are

What Do Our Monsters Say About Us?

The Myth of the Perfect Translation

Reading the Uncanny

Womanhood in Mieko Kawakami’s Breasts and Eggs

The Shape of Nations

The Violence of Dehumanizing Language

Affect Theory in The Hundreds

The Messiness of Resistance