Short Fiction

Whistle in the Dark // Ironwood Issue – MYRIAD Digital Zine

In the Beginning, She was the Sun // new sinews

Solitude is a Human Presumption // Catapult


Selected Personal Essays

Minnesota Sound // Belt Magazine

Reclaiming Shinrin Yoku in the Forests of Minnesota // Outside Magazine

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

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)


Selected Articles

Producing Meaningful Asian American Stories in Minneapolis // Belt Magazine

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

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


Selected 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