Dreux Richard is an American writer, journalist and literary translator living in Tokyo.

He has reported from four continents as a Japan Times special correspondent. From 2012-3, he led a year-long investigation of working conditions at Byron Nuclear Generating Station, the ‘world’s safest’ nuclear power plant. The piece was published on the second anniversary of the Fukushima disaster as the longest print article in the newspaper’s history.

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, will be published in 2020 by Pantheon/Penguin Random House.


Dreux Richard