Namiko Abe

  • Japanese teacher and translator
  • Freelance writer for 19 years


Namiko Abe is a former writer for ThoughtCo, creating content for 19 years. She was born and grew up in Japan. In addition to being a native Japanese speaker, she has taught Japanese to children, high school students, and at the college level (Japanese levels I and II). She has also worked as a translator for law firms.


Namiko graduated with a degree in English Literature from Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan. She has also studied teaching Japanese as a foreign language through the NAFL Institute. She holds the rank of yon-dan (fourth degree) from the Nihon Shuji (The Japan Calligraphy Education Foundation) and is qualified to teach Japanese calligraphy.

Namiko Abe

ThoughtCo and Dotdash

ThoughtCo is a premier reference site focusing on expert-created education content. We are one of the top-10 information sites in the world as rated by comScore, a leading Internet measurement company. Every month, more than 13 million readers seek answers to their questions on ThoughtCo.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population monthly. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone, and recently Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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