After graduating University with a BA in Philosophy, I started my career as a radio director in Tokyo. I moved to a book publishing firm, then became freelance and worked on natural history programmes for Japanese public broadcaster NHK. I was very interested in conservation in New Zealand, so I moved to New Zealand in 1993, and got a job as versioning director for Television New Zealand Natural History Unit (now NHNZ Ltd.). I then worked as associate producer on blue chip natural history programmes TVNZ made with NHK.
Since 2000, I have worked as freelance producer/director/coordinator/researcher/translator, mainly for science/natural history documentaries. Various works took me to many parts of New Zealand, including Snares Islands, Auckland Islands, and other remote part of New Zealand. I also worked as coordinator for science conventions, special interest tours, and advertisement.