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Ruth Elaine South McCreery, American, Japanese translator. Certified Interuniversity Center for Japanese Studies. Sumitomo fellow Yale University, 1977-1980; Japan Foundation fellow, 1980-1981.

Background

McCreery, Ruth Elaine South was born on July 4, 1946 in Lafayette, Indiana, United States. Daughter of Russell Lee and Kathryn Jane (Boord) South.

Education

Bachelor, Reed College, 1968. Master of Arts, Yale University, 1976.

Career

Translator Japan Translation Center, Tokyo, 1982-1985. President The Word Works Ltd., Yokohama, Japan, since 1985. Copywriter Wacom Less Is More Campaign, 1988 (Federal Communications Commission Ad Contest 1989).

Member organizing committee International Japan-English Translation Conference, 1990, 92.

Achievements

  • Certified Interuniversity Center for Japanese Studies.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: A Japanese Taste of the Seasons, 1986. Translator: Zaibatsu: The Rise and Fall of Family Enterprise Groups in Japan, 1992 (Nikkei prize, Cannes prize 1994). Editor (newsletters) Tokyo English Life Line, 1989-1992, 94-96, Democrats Abroad, since 1996.

      Managing editor: (academy journal) Minerva: Quarterly Report on Women and the Military, since 1999. Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Board chair Tokyo English Life Line, 1993-1996. Member Democratic National Committee, since 2000. Member Japan Association Translators (president 1991-1993), Society Writers, Editors & Translators (member steering committee since 1982), American Chamber of Commerce Japan, United States Naval Academy International Parents Club (founder), Foreign Corresponding Club Japan, Yokohama Country and Athletic Club.

Connections

Married John Linwood McCreery, June 2, 1969. 1 child, Kathryn Marie.

father:
Russell Lee South

mother:
Kathryn Jane (Boord) South

spouse:
John Linwood McCreery

child:
Kathryn Marie McCreery