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

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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

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Nippon.com

“Hafu” Filmmaker Spotlights Bicultural Japan

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Nichi Bei Times

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

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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

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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

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NBC News

The First Multiracial Miss Universe Japan Has Been Crowned