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.

Currently, I’m working on a podcast series ABC RN’s Earshot about multilingualism with Sheila Pham, completing an audio storytelling app called Cowra Voices,  developing a podcast about ageing and sexuality, developing an audio series on Japanese women, and a number of food related projects. I am a casual teacher at AFTRS. I was on the Programming Committee for the Audiocraft Festival 2019.