Terry M. Boardman (b. 1952) has a BA (Hons.) from Manchester University in History. He lived and worked in Japan (Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto) for ten years, and currently resides in Stourbridge, England, where he works as a translator of German and Japanese, a public speaker and writer. He is the author of two books; his third, on the Ukraine conflict, is due to be published this spring.