• Northern Projects

    Editing & Translation

  • What we do



    what we are good at

    Northern Projects

    Working in fashion, art, culture and technology


    Planning, editing and writing for online and offline publications


    Translation/transcreation from English into Japanese and vice versa

  • People


    Hidetaka Furuya

    Editor & Translator


    Currently based in Tokyo, Hidetaka Furuya is a freelance editor and translator. After graduating from SOAS (the University of London) with a degree in Politics, he went on to study Fashion Promotion Media at London College of Fashion. After returning to Tokyo, he started his own company, Northern Projects.


    Hidetaka has worked with a wide range of clients, including Hogarth Worldwide, Airbnb, Burberry, Shiseido, Nanjo and Associates, Towada Art Center, Time Out Tokyo, CR Fashion Book, WWD Japan, Cibone and LN-CC, among many others. He was previously Editor-in-Chief at the Fashion Post, an online English/Japanese fashion and lifestyle journal. In 2010, he translated for Aichi Triennale. In 2011, he also translated the websites for the Creative Tokyo Project organized by the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI).


    When Hidetaka is not working, he likes to take a refreshing walk around the park in front of his flat. He also enjoys visiting vintage furniture stores and greening his work space with a selection of beautiful succulent plants.


  • People


    Annabella Massey



    Annabella Massey is a PhD student at the University of Oxford, currently working on a thesis which examines cosmopolitanism and the new East Asian city in modern Chinese literature, film, and visual art. She holds an MPhil in Modern Chinese Studies from the University of Oxford and a BA in English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Warwick.


    Studying works of Japanese literature during her undergraduate degree ignited her interest in contemporary East Asian aesthetics, prompting her into applying for the JET Programme. She was subsequently lucky enough to spend two years (2011 – 2013) living in Japan, based in beautiful Yamanashi prefecture. Annabella began feeding her enthusiasm for fashion, art, and new media – not to mention excellent cafes and impeccable grammar – by working for Northern Projects almost immediately upon her arrival. She has been involved ever since.


    Annabella is the 2015 recipient of Oxford University’s Ko Prize for Modern Chinese Studies, and is also a current Clarendon Scholar. She loves literature, cinema, art, and travel. She also writes creatively; some of her work can be found in The Salt Book of Younger Poets. She currently resides in Oxford, England.

  • Clients


    Aichi Triennale 2010

    Ark Kitchen

    Business Architects

    Creative Tokyo (Cool Japan)



    Mori Art Museum
    Nanjo and Associates

    The Fashion Post

    The Little Shop of Flowers
    The Reality Show

    Time Out Tokyo
    Tokyo Autumn / Tokyo Spring (Cool Japan)

    Tokyo Institute of Photography
    Towada Art Center / Towada Oirase Art Festival
    WWD Japan / WWD Beauty






    290 square meters


    Alex Prager

    Cat People

    CR Fashion Book


    Hogarth Worldwide
    The International Fashion Film Awards
    Will Alsop at RMJM
    10×10 American Photobooks

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