Bio and Contact

Born in New Delhi, India, I now reside in Sydney, Australia.Masako Fukui

I was a sexuality/health educator and community worker mainly working with young people before becoming a bilingual radio and print news journalist. I worked for major news organisations in Tokyo and Sydney, including NHK (Japan’s public broadcaster), The New York Times Tokyo Bureau, The Nihon Keizai Shimbun (Japan’s main economic daily).

Since 2001, I have been an independent writer and audio producer contributing to Australian, Japanese and other international media organisations.

I have a Masters degree in International Relations from The University of New South Wales and a Social Work degree from the University of Melbourne.

I have won a number of international and Australian awards for my radio documentaries.

My LinkedIn profile is here

My profile in the Australian Audioguide is here

I’m a member of Nikkei Australia, working on a storytelling project called Cowra Voices.

This is where I explore strange and beautiful things.

I’m also an enthusiastic cook and teach Japanese cooking. My food obsession can be seen here.