I am passionate about addressing our global and social issues through documentary storytelling. 

 

Before working as a producer and director at Blue Chalk Media, I spent five years working for the United Nations, producing and directing documentaries on environmental issues such as climate change and biodiversity loss. Believing in the healing power of storytelling, I have captured stories of 9/11 survivors and those impacted by the 2011 Tsunami in northeastern Japan.

 

I received the Rotary World Peace Fellowship which allowed me to pursue a Masters in Peace and Conflict Studies while continuing to produce films and videos. My award-winning independent film, "Hafu—the mixed-race experience in Japan" screened theatrically throughout Japan and aired in the U.S. on PBS.  In 2015, I produced "Fall Seven Times, Get Up Eight" which aired on BBC World News. 

 

I currently work as a freelance Producer & Director in New York.

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Deutsche Welle

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

TIME Magazine

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

Nippon.com

“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

Wall Street Journal

'Hafu' Chronicles the Experience of Half-Japanese

Al Jazeera

Japan's Hafu:

Why does being mixed race feel so foreign?

The Japan Times

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

NBC News

The First Multiracial Miss Universe Japan Has Been Crowned