About the Author

For over 25 years, Mr. Richards has been living and working in Japan. His passion for the Japanese language, Japanese culture, and relationships between the Japanese people and those from the West have put him in a very unique position.

Mr. Richards has worked for companies—both in Japan and abroad—as a translator, international consultant, and interracial relationship counselor. His cultural advice is often sought after by companies both large and small, and by Japanese governmental agencies as well.

He was born in the United States of America. After graduating from college, he traveled to Japan and has spent the past 21 years living and working there.

One of his ongoing passions for the past 30 years has been the study of human psychology and human behavior, focusing on how our own culture influences how we think, behave, and relate to one another.

Mr. Richards now spends his time developing his own international consulting business as well as writing.