(Updated late 2013)
How to get in touch with me
You can use my contact form to get in touch, or email me at maki dot the name of this site.
This is the personal web site of me, Makiko Itoh.Since late 2009, I've been a full time writer and blogger. (Prior to that I was a developer/designer of web and PDF related technologies,)
Born in Tokyo, Japan, I've lived in numerous places including the U.S., England, France and Switzerland. I have native level fluency in English and Japanese; my French and German are considerably worse, but I get by (especially in French). I currently live in the Vaucluse region of Provence with my husband, in the middle of wine, olive and fruit tree country, with a view of a bridge built in Roman times.
I also have a monthly column in the Japan Times called Japanese Kitchen.
My interests other include: travel, languages, design, art, reading, history (especially of the Medieval period in Europe, the English Tudor period, and the Sengoku and Edo periods in Japan), and all manner of handcrafts.
In 2011-2012 I had endometrial cancer. After multiple surgeries, radiation therapy, etc. I'm still here.
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