Dreux Richard is an American writer, journalist and literary translator.
From 2011 to 2016, he covered Japan’s African community for The Japan Times, where he also led a yearlong investigation of the “world’s safest” nuclear plant, published as one of the longest print articles in the newspaper’s 124-year history. His work has appeared in CounterPunch, The New York Times, and Estadão, among others. He is a doctorate-by-research candidate at the University of Otago in New Zealand, and a visiting researcher at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, where he studies smuggling and political patronage in the former Biafra region.
In 2012, Dreux also published the first translation of resident African literature from Japan. He currently serves as the literary translation editor of Kyoto Journal.
His debut work of non-fiction, Every Human Intention: Japan in the New Century, was published in 2021 by Pantheon/Penguin Random House.