Miyama Ochner is Associate Professor of Japanese at the Department of East
Asian Languages and Literatures, University
of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii. She earned a B.A. in English from Tokyo
Kyôiku Daigaku [Tokyo University of Education] (present Tsukuba Daigaku), Japan, and M.A. degrees in English and Japanese
literature and a Ph.D. in Asian Languages & Literature (Japanese) from the University of Hawaii. She has published numerous articles on the
literature of Nakajima Atsushi, Kawabata Yasunari, and other twentieth-century
Japanese writers.She has co-edited, with
William Ridgeway, Confluences:Studies from East to West in Honor of V.H. Viglielmo (College
of Languages, Linguistics and
of Hawaii; and Literary Relations East and West: Selected Essays (College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature,
University of Hawaii, and the East-West Center, 1990).
Her translations include a classical Okinawan dance-drama Shushin Kani'iri (Possessed by Love, Thwarted by the Bell), by Tamagusiku Chokun," In Asian Theatre JournalMonumenta Nipponica (Autumn 1989).
(Spring 2005) and "Secrets in My Heart: The Poetry of Sato Haruo," in