About me

Picture Annette Erbe

A freelance journalist based in Berlin, I mainly work for clients from Japanese media, but am happy to offer my services to English-language teams from around the world.

I cater to TV stations and production companies, as well as print media, researching for, preparing and organizing shootings, translating Japanese-German and Japanese-English.


Since 2019 –
Freelance journalist; researcher and coordinator, fixer

Researcher and coordinator at Yon’s Film & Video Productions GmbH, Berlin

2000-2001 Research scholarship at Kyoto university

1998-2000 Researcher at Centre for Social Research, Halle

1998  Research scholarship at Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien, Tokyo

1993-1998 Lecturer at Chair for Japanese Studies, Martin-Luther University Halle

1992-1993 Research scholarship at Kyoto University


1992 graduated from Berlin Free University (M.A., majors: Japanese studies and English Literature)

German (native), English (professional level), Japanese (professional level) , French (school level, usable for working)

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