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Matt Alt

Author/Game Localizer in Tokyo Japan

A native of Washington, D.C., Matthew has been working as a professional translator and freelance writer since the early 1990s.

His translation experience includes four years as an in-house technical Japanese translator for the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

He is the co-author of numerous books about Japan, and a contributor to CNNGo, the Japan Times, the New Yorker, and many other publications.

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How to Survive a Kappa Attack

BY MATT ALT
@ HEINEKEN STAR LOUNGE ON MAY 15, 2013

Matt Alt is the author of the "Attack!" series of books that so far have introduced the West to the world of yokai, yurei, and ninjas. In this presentation, we learn all about the traditional green creature known as the kappa.

"Presentation of the Day" on May 24, 2013.

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When Rice Attacks!

BY MATT ALT
@ コメ展 X PECHAKUCHA ON APR 19, 2014

Resident yokai expert Matt Alt comes at us with yet another fascinating look into the world of Japanese monsters. This time he elaborates on the creatures that lurk between lines of planted rice paddies. 

"Presentation of the Day" on May 2, 2014.

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PAST コメ展 x PechaKucha

Tokyo @ 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT
Apr 19, 2014

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PAST Heineken Star Lounge

Tokyo @ Heineken Star Lounge
May 15, 2013