Subo with Iguana
Subodhana (Subo) Wijeyeratne

Hello, and thanks for visiting my website!

Here you’ll find the fruits of my many labours, but mostly the products of my inner world – in the form of my creative endevours¬†and intellectual pursuits.

I’m a historian of science and technology living and working in Japan with my terrible pug, Lord Nibbler. I’m interested in the impact technology has on everyday life and human perceptions of the world. East Asia – Japan in particular – has been an ongoing interest of mine for over twenty-five years, and I’ve lived and worked in this country for going on fifteen of those.

You can email me at subowijeyeratne [at] Feel free to get in touch!

About Me


When I'm not up to my neck in the National Diet Library in Tokyo, I like to read (Cormac McCarthy, Greg Egan, Kelly Link, and Octavia Butler have taken up most of my time this year, but I adore Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, James Tiptree Jr., Salman Rusdhie, Ursula K. LeGuin, and Jhumpa Lahiri, amongst others); watch movies (everything ranging from The Little Mermaid to The Raid); and eat (all the food in the Orient).

I've been published a few times, and hope to be so again in the future. Feedback and tips are alway welcome!