Unseen Japan

The Japan You Don't Learn About in Anime.

Write for Us - Unseen Japan

If you resonate with Unseen Japan's mission of introducing the English speaking world to Japan and Japanese culture, we'd love you to write for us! UJ pays for high-quality, approved submissions; please contact us for current rates. (Reciprocal link relationships are also available for authors with their own Web sites.)

UJ primarily publishes from writers who know Japanese to an upper intermediate/advanced level (Japanese Language Proficiency Test N2 or better), and who are comfortable translating selected passages from original Japanese sources. This does NOT mean you need to be a professional translator - dabblers are welcome! We will occasionally make an exception to this rule for writers with unique, first-hand experience of Japan with compelling article pitches.

Submitting an Idea

Use our Contact Form to send us a message with the following information:

  • Your name and e-mail Address
  • Your background (writing experience, Japanese language level)
  • Your idea (What do you want to write about? How does it fit Unseen Japan's mission?)
  • Links to one or more writing examples

We look forward to working with you!