BEd in Science and BA in Film, Tokyo Gakugei University and Hunter College
Experience: Created educational documentaries for Japanese viewers
Areas of Interest: Music, TV/film, Visual arts, Photography, Video/digital media, Entrepreneurship
Ideal Job in 10 Years: Film director/producer
What led you to enroll in the MSLCE program at Northwestern? Curriculum and the length of the Master degree.
Favorite (song/movie/show/festival/exhibition … )? “Central Station”, “Flawless”, all of the Avengers movies. Music; Japanese artists- M-flo, Daichi Miura, and Def Tech.
What are you most looking forwards to about the MSLCE program? Networking with people who have similar goal and interests. Also all of the classes that can help me figure out how to make it happen.
What is your favorite Chicago landmark/attraction, or what are you most excited to visit? Lincoln Park and Shedd aquarium
If you could have lunch with one person, who would it be? My grandma who passed away in 2005.
If you had to describe yourself in three words they would be … Funny hardworking mom
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? Japan
If someone made a movie about your life, what would it be called and who would play you? “My mom is crazy”, Maggie Cheung
What thought or message would you put in a fortune cookie? Working hard for what you love is the key to success
If you could donate one million dollars, which cause/organization would you choose to support? Children’s education
What award would you most like to win? Film Festival
Which leader or influential figure inspires you the most and why? My father who has loved and been passionate about his work and enjoys his life so much.
Why are you so grateful? Because I am surrounded by family and people I love.
Where are you from? Sawara City, Chiba Pref. Japan