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As a documentary filmmaker, I am passionate about using the power of storytelling to address some of the world's most pressing issues. From environmental sustainability to racial injustice, I believe that film has the power to inspire change and promote understanding.

During my time working for the United Nations, I produced and directed documentaries on climate change and biodiversity loss, as well as stories of resilience in the face of natural disasters like the 2011 Tsunami in northeastern Japan. Through these experiences, I witnessed firsthand the transformative impact of sharing personal stories with a global audience.

My dedication to documentary storytelling led me to pursue a Rotary World Peace Fellowship, which allowed me to earn a Masters in Peace and Conflict Studies while continuing to produce films and videos. One of my proudest achievements was my award-winning independent film, "Hafu - the mixed-race experience in Japan," which screened theatrically throughout Japan and aired on PBS in the U.S. I also produced "Fall Seven Times, Get Up Eight," which aired on BBC World News and shed light on the experiences of Japanese war brides.


Today, I continue to work as a freelance Producer & Director  collaborating with organizations and individuals who share my commitment to creating meaningful and impactful stories. Through my work, I am dedicated to promoting empathy, understanding, and positive change.


Deutsche Welle

Who defines who's Japanese? Identity and the Hafu people in Japan

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TIME Magazine

Inside One Man's Trip to the Idaho Camp Where His Great-Grandparents Were Held During World War II


“Hafu” Filmmaker Spotlights Bicultural Japan


Nichi Bei Times

The Megumi Nishikura Story: Filming the distant dance of multiracial Japanese identity


The New York Times

In US Open Victory, Naomi Osaka Pushes Japan to Redefine Japanese

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Wall Street Journal

'Hafu' Chronicles the Experience of Half-Japanese


Al Jazeera

Japan's Hafu:

Why does being mixed race feel so foreign?

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The Japan Times

Double the trouble, twice the joy for Japan's hafu


NBC News

The First Multiracial Miss Universe Japan Has Been Crowned

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