Editor and writer for non-fiction. Born in Fukuoka in 1980 and raised in Ibaraki. Currently living in Taiwan. After working as an editor for magazines and web media at a publishing company in Tokyo, she moved to Taiwan in February 2011 with her partner. She worked for a local digital marketing company and supported Japanese companies entering Taiwan for six years. After having a child and going through a divorce, she raised her child as a single mother for six years before remarrying a Taiwanese. She became an independent editor in 2019 and established So Getsu To Editing, which creates Japanese and Chinese (Taiwanese Mandarin) content. She writes a series about Taiwan for magazines, "&Premium" and "Pen". She also writes a blog "心跳台湾" (yaephone.com) about the latest information on life, travel, child raising and work in Taiwan.