Richard Sams

Richard Sams is a professional translator living in Tokyo. Since translating The Great Tokyo Air Raid in 2014, excerpted in “Saotome Katsumoto and the Firebombing of Tokyo”, he has been researching the Tokyo air raids. His article on US bombing strategy appeared in the Japanese journal Kushu Tsushin (Air Raid Report). He is currently editing a book (“Voices from the Ashes”) on the firebombing of Tokyo from the viewpoint of the victims. He has an M.A. in history from Cambridge University.