I like to work with people who take real pride in what they do, and care about the people they do it with. The teacher in me enjoys working with inexperienced but enthusiastic people, and I have seen countless interns work on my projects and subsequently take giant leaps up their particular career ladder! I am also lucky enough to work with some of the most talented and experienced professionals in their field. The relationships that are built along the way are really important to me; the men and women below form my professional family. I love working with them!
Sannah Nozoe Creative
After graduating from art school in New York City, and working for three years in design, I was hired as Caroline’s Art Director in 2005. She gave me a free reign and trusted me with the projects, including two magazines and the “Tokyo: Here and How” book. When I became pregnant Caroline was extremely understanding when I felt tired or had to leave early for doctors’ appointments. Because it was such a great working environment I stayed until the very end of my pregnancy, and I am so happy to be working with her again on the “Ask Caroline” books!
Anne Bergasse Creative
I’ve been a professional graphic designer since 1980 and started working with Caroline on BAB magazine in 1997. Caroline later spent a day in the country at my studio and played with my maniac Labrador (something no one ever did) and we became close friends. Caroline often called me for advice — we always had a few laughs about what she was trying to do! We’ve worked together on many publications, and it’s always a pleasure working with Caroline. Life and business partners, Tetsuji Kiwaki and I are collaborating with Caroline on the Japanese version of the schools guidebook. You can see more of our work here.
Cindy Fujimoto Editorial
I have been a professional proofreader/editor since 1984. I contacted Caroline in 1997 after seeing “Being A Broad” magazine, and offered to help her. That led to my involvement with the “Being A Broad in Japan” book and many other projects initiated by Caroline. My day job is in academic publishing, so Caroline’s publications are a refreshing change of pace for me.
Shigema Fujimoto Translation
I started translation in 1989 at a DTP company in Tokyo. I knew of Caroline around 1997, but I think the first time I worked for her was in 2002, when she asked me to translate a letter to her landlord! Since then I’ve done quite a variety of translations for her, both personal and business-related. It seems to me that almost every translation job offers some kind of challenge, which is both fun and a struggle. I like playing old vinyl records and finding out things about them through equally old music papers.
Yuriko Miyazaki Support & Inspiration
I am an HR and Organisational Development Specialist, with a special interest in diversity. I started working with Caroline in 2002, and have always admired the way that she respects and supports the people she works with. She never loses her sense of humour, so working with her is really fun as well as being rewarding! Right now I am working with Caroline and Satomi on the “Ask Caroline” series, which I am so happy about because other Japanese women will be able to benefit from Caroline’s warmth, encouragement, positivity, and way of looking at the world. You can find out more about my company here.
Emily Downey Publishing
This has been the best job I have ever had. Working with Caroline is like working with a trusted friend, sister, and mentor all at once. Since 2004 I have gone from intern to manager, then from editor to partner. It has changed my life in countless ways, especially in personal and professional development, as well as allowing me to reach several of my lifelong dreams, one of which was to launch a magazine.
Jud Taylor Support & Inspiration
I have worked with Caroline since 2001, advising her on the creation, acquisition, sale, and closure of businesses and projects; reviewed financials and advised on improvements; and written an article for “Weekender” magazine. Working with Caroline is highly rewarding, since it gives me the chance to help Caroline as a friend, and also help others through her worthy projects. Currently I am advising Caroline on relations with other companies, and helping with sales and distribution of her latest book. I have served as a United States Marine, worked for Coca-Cola, co-founded two companies, and served on the board of three.
Satomi Matsumaru Translation & Marketing
I started working with Caroline when she launched the unique English teaching organisation “Go Girls” in 2002, mainly writing email newsletters and press releases. My background is in the communications field and has focused on writing, PR, marketing, and translation. I am currently working on the translation of the “Ask Caroline” series. Caroline is like a role-model for me and has been such an inspiration. She has tons of ideas and energy! What I like about Caroline and her team is that everything they do is positive. I am so happy to be part of her team!
David Stetson Photography
I started out as a fashion photographer in 1974, and while I love to photograph all things, shooting people remains my specialty. I have photographed Princess Diana, Placido Domingo, Alfred Hitchock, Sophia Loren, and Whitney Houston, to name a few. I met Caroline in 1998 but only started working with her in 2002 when I photographed her for the cover of J-Select magazine. Since then I have shot all her professional portraits, including the one for this site! I opened a studio in Tokyo in early 2009 where I love to give “normal” people the studio portrait experience!