About This Site
This is a personal blog by Naoko Takano (高野直子; formerly, Naoko McCracken), running on WordPress.com.
About the Author
I’m a Globalizer at Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com, Jetpack, Tumblr, and more. I was born and raised in Fukuoka, Japan then I studied and worked in the U.S. (Missouri & Michigan) for a total of 14 years before moving to Tokyo in 2011. In 2023, I moved to Yakushima, Japan with my husband and two kids.
I help the Japanese and global WordPress communities. I also organize WordPress events in Japan and Asia.
I really enjoy listening to audiobooks and podcasts whenever my mind and ears are not occupied by something else. I’m currently learning Spanish.
- Naoko Takano on the Importance of the First WordCamp Asia (WP Tavern Jukebox podcast)
- Talking Open Source and WordPress with Naoko Takano (Women in WP podcast)
- 6 Lessons for Working in a Non-Native Language from Automattic’s Naoko Takano (Power to Fly blog article)
- Growing Through Translating WordPress (HeroPress article)
Feel free to drop me a note from the contact form if you have questions or feedback on this blog.
You can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, LinkedIn, etc. My username is usually
naokomc, although I have a three-letter username on WordPress.org: Nao 😀
You may quote/share the contents of this blog for personal use, with appropriate credit.
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