Akira Uchimura

Akira Uchimura

Life is a a Carnival, so do the Samba!

I AM FROM Chile & Japan

I Connect Japan and the World

FREELANCE Available as Interpreter, Business Consultant, Speaker



I am the Director and Founder of Nikkei Youth Network Foundation.Connecting Japan and the World.


since 2010

Executive Director and Founder

Nikkei Youth Network Foundation

A non-profit international organization to connect and collaborate with innovative people with strong connections to Japan.

2009 – 2012

Television Commentator

Tokyo Metropolitan Television

Foreign commentator on a daily live television program called Golden Hour.

2007 – 2010

Project Coordinator

The Association of Nikkei & Japanese Abroad

Coordinating projects and activities of the Nippon Foundation Nikkei Scholarship.

2006 – 2007

Translator & Tour Coordinator on a Cruise Ship

Japan Grace

Translating for international guests on a Japanese world-tour cruise ship called Peace Boat and coordinating tours for 900 people in Jordan, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador and Chile.


2004 – 2007

Master in Public Administration


Thesis title: “The opportunities of the Nikkei communities in Latin America”

2000 – 2004

International Commerce

Universidad del Mar

I get my Bachelor Degree in a chilean university.








Video Editing


Translation & Interpreting

I do translations and simultaneous interpreting for the following languages: English – Japanese – Spanish. You can ask for a quote in the contact form.

Business localization

I can advice you on market incursion in Chile and Japan.

Social Media

I can help impulse your company, group or organization on social media.

Public Speaker

I give presentations about Japanese culture, Entrepreneurship and Multiculturalism. 


I can write viral blog posts for you in english, spanish or japanese. Here are some samples of viral blog posts by me. sample 1, sample 2, sample 3


Dec 2, 2011

Comparing Japan’s prefectures with countries with the same GDP


Sometimes the best way to know about something is to compare it with something different but measurable with the same numbers. A japanese infographer came up with the idea to show how Japan’s “inner economies” – prefectures”- have the same GDP (Gross Domestic Product) as nations around the globe. It … Read More

Sep 21, 2011

El Tifon que me trajo malos recuerdos

Blog, Español

Estoy escribiendo este articulo desde un “family restaurant” en Shibuya a las 10pm ya que este Tifón 15 (o Tifón Roke) que llego a Japón, ha parado el tren que me lleva a mi casa. No solo eso, hasta ahora ha dejado a 6 personas sin vida, 5 perdidas, y … Read More

Jul 21, 2011

10 cosas que debemos saber para proteger a nuestros hijos de la radiacion


Ya llevamos más de 4 meses desde los 3 grandes desastres del 3.11, el terremoto, el tsunami, y las plantas nucleares. Han pasado muchas cosas durante este tiempo y Japón ha cambiado en su totalidad también. El terremoto y el tsunami son dos cosas que los japoneses han sabido cómo … Read More

Jul 10, 2011

How to Light Paint in 3 steps

Blog, English

Hi Everyone. Last week I stumbled upon some incredible photos of lights which are captured as moving objects in a photograph. One of the masters of this art  Fiz-iks, are actually a group of photographers living here in Japan. Check out their website here. I really loved these effects, and … Read More

Apr 17, 2011

3 things to do if you are caught in the Ofuro (Bathtub) during an earthquake

Blog, English, Japan!

This is what an ofuro (Japanese bathing room) looks like I’ve already been caught three times this month in a semi-big earthquake (aftershocks of 3.11 in Japan) while in the Ofuro, or Japanese bathtub, so I’ve decided to research a little and write about what to do in such a … Read More

Apr 8, 2011

Junta de twiteros hispanohablantes en Tokio!


Amigos twiteros, el 9 de Abril estre hablando sobre mi experiencia como voluntario en Ishinomaki, mostrando fotos de lo que esta pasando en estos momentos en Tohoku. Es un evento de caridad para juntar dinero y enviarlo a los damnificados en forma directa. Estamos a un dia del evento pero … Read More

Apr 4, 2011

Les raisons pour lesquelles je n’ai pas quitté le Japon : les radiations, la presse et le reste.


(Article translated by Ai Uchu. Merci!!) (En Español aqui, in English here) Tout d’abord, je voudrais demander aux médias internationaux d’arrêter de transformer la situation au Japon en un grand show et de l’utiliser pour vendre plus de journaux. De nombreux étrangers vivant au Japon ne parlent pas japonais et … Read More

Mar 21, 2011

Explaining why I haven’t left Japan or even Tokyo: Radiation, Mass Media and more

Blog, English

(translated from my original spanish post) Before I start, I would like to ask the international news media to stop using the situation in Japan, bloating the facts and making it into entertainment to sell more papers and commercials. Many foreigners who live in Japan and can’t speak Japanese are … Read More

Mar 18, 2011

Explicando porque no he salido ni de Japón ni de Tokio: Radiacion, Mass Media y mas

Blog, Español, Japan!

Antes que nada, quiero pedir a los medios internacionales que no usen esta situación de Japón para agrandarla y volverlo un entretenimiento para los espectadores. Muchos extranjeros que viven en japón, y que no hablan japonés, se guían con la información de estos medios que estan a miles de kilómetros … Read More

Mar 11, 2011

Prediccion de Terremotos en Japon


    EL sistema llamado Mensaje de Emergencia sobre posible terremoto (Kinkyu Jishin Sokuho en japones) Muchos me han preguntado de este sistema japones que predice el terremoto unos 10 a 20 segundos antes de que pase. 20 segundos no suena como mucho, pero es suficiente para que uno salga … Read More


Presentation for Hills Breakfast

Presentation for Hills Breakfast

A presentation for Hills Breakfast, an event where ideas and people meet each other. by Mori Bldg. Roppongi Hills.

PechaKucha Night Tokyo vol.102

PechaKucha Night Tokyo vol.102

A presentation in Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan on why I am doing what I am doing.

Akira Uchimura


Please feel free to contact me about anything.



Akira Uchimura

– in Chile or Japan

Akira Uchimura