Megumi is passionate about telling stories that focus on the multiracial Japanese experience. Born to a Japanese father and an Irish-American mother, Megumi lived in Japan, China, the Philippines and the US by the age of 15.
Her own experience growing up and working in Japan spurred her to explore the multiracial Japanese experience through filmmaking.
In 2013, she independently directed and produced the feature documentary film, “Hafu—the mixed-race experience in Japan”, which went on to screen theatrically throughout Japan and aired in the United States on PBS. It won the Best Documentary award at the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival in 2013. In 2015, she produced Fall Seven Time Get Up Eight: The Japanese War Brides for Blue Chalk Media which won numerous short documentary awards and aired globally on BBC World News. Most recently, Megumi directed and produced a short film about the Japanese American internment experience during WWII entitled “Minidoka” which was published by TIME magazine.
Watch her TEDxKyoto Talk here.