Sarah Achilles


Nationality:New Zealander
Time Living in Japan: More than 15 years

Employer(s): Boston Consulting Group
Current Job Title: Editor

Area(s) of Expertise: Public Relations, Business Strategy, Event Planning, Japanese-to-English Translation, International Relations

Education: Bachelor of Japanese Language, Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (2000)

Favorite Thing About Living in Japan: The constant stimulation and opportunities provided by an ever-changing big-city environment and diverse Japanese and international community.

Favorite Place to Visit in Japan: Kansai, in particular, Kyoto.

BIO: Born and raised in Christchurch, New Zealand, Sarah has lived and worked in Japan for a total of almost 18 years in Osaka, Nagano, Yokohama and now Tokyo. She currently works at a leading global management consulting firm as an in-house translator and editor, with previous experience in international relations, global PR and community event planning. With a passion for women’s empowerment, Sarah has served on the Board of FEW: For Empowering Women in Japan since 2013, first as Membership Director, followed by Vice President and now as President. She is committed to providing women of all nationalities, professions, and backgrounds with a supportive space for learning and connection through the sharing of stories, skills, and authentic dialogue. In her spare time, Sarah can be found traveling around Japan, cooking for friends or rocking Zumba moves of the dance floor.

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