BA in International Relations and International Economics, Brown University, US. With NHK 1981, Announcer and Writer, English-language broadcasts, Seven o'Clock News; satellite and terrestrial news shows, including 1990, Asia Now, picked up by PBS in US; 1993-2016, Anchor Today's Close-up, a current affairs program. Currendly Independent Journalist forcusing on coverage of SDGs and Gender issues. Independent member of the Board of Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha. Goodwill Ambassador for FAO of the UN. Board member of SDSN Japan. Board Member of Taylor Anderson Memorial Fund.