Jennifer Pastore grew up in Indiana. Her main ambitions when she came to Japan in 2005 were to learn fluent Japanese and eat a lot of green tea ice cream. She had stints teaching English conversation in Yamanashi and translating for a securities brokerage before coming to work at TAB. She lives in Tokyo with her husband and works as a translator, writer, and editor. Her Japanese is okay, but she’s more into dorayaki now.