Taylor Drew


Proofreader for futekiya and Manga Planet
Contributor for Books and Bao and Tokyo Weekender


My name is Taylor Drew and I am a Canadian living in Tokyo.. I am an English teacher to elementary school aged students and JA - EN editor and proofreader. I also write reviews and other literary content at Books and Bao and my book blog at A Basket of Words. I also write culture and language articles for Tokyo Weekender.I have been working on and off in English education and the writing and localization industry since I arrived in Japan in 2015. I am fluent in three languages (English, French, and Japanese) and am passionate about language and culture.


You can reach me via email at [email protected]. I am also able to be easily reached via Twitter or LinkedIn if that is preferable.If you are interested in life in Japan, books, anime, or Asian dramas, feel free to check out my other social media accounts below:


Books and Bao

Why You Need to Read Orange (Manga) Now
7 Sweet & Essential BL Manga (Boys’ Love)

Japan Subculture Research Center

Book Review: Japanese Tattoos

Tokyo Weekender

Japanese Loanwords in English: Futon
5 Japanese Symbols With Intriguing Origins



Manga Planet



My Dress-Up Darling: An Interview with the Direction (Part 1)
My Dress-Up Darling: An Interview with the Direction (Part 2)