Nobuko 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 Ky├┤iku 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 and Literary Relations East and West: Selected Essays.

Her translations include a classical Okinawan dance-drama Shushin Kani'iri called Possessed by Love, Thwarted by the Bell by Tamagusiku Chokun, and Secrets in My Heart: The Poetry of Sato Haruo