Tanaka has taught Japanese at the Foreign Student Center of Ehime University
in Matsuyama for more than 10 years and also works as a translator.
She enjoys writing
haiku in English as well as in Japanese. She is a member of the group
that created and maintains the well-known internet
haiku projects "Shiki Internet Haiku Salon" and "Shiki
Haikusphere". She is also a translator for the Shiki International
Haiku Prize Selection Committee.