cropped-masako-headshot-2-e1512799042520.jpgIndependent writer and award winning audio producer  based in Sydney, Australia. Previously, Japanese and English bilingual radio and print news journalist in Tokyo and Sydney working for major Japanese, Australian and American news organisations.

My articles, commentaries, essays and reviews have been published in a international print and online publications, including RadioDoc Review, The Nihon Keizai Shimbun, The Australian, Griffith Review, The Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s website.

In 2018, I began a collaborative project with the creative audio producer and writer Natalie Kestecher called Strange and Beautiful Things, where we curate, create, showcase creative audio, stories and bits and pieces that we think, are strange and beautiful.

A new five-part audio series I’ve been working on with Sheila Pham about multilingualism in Australia called Tongue Tied and Fluent for ABC RN’s Earshot will be launched on November 9th.

This year, I completed an audio storytelling app called Cowra Voices