I am a Japanese- American director with a passion for daring new works of theatre that engage audiences with untold and under-told stories in a visual, visceral way. My London-based devising company, Theatre Témoin, is supported by the Lowry Theatre's "Developed With" scheme, and has coproduced work with The Everyman Theatre Cheltenham and held residencies with The Salisbury Playhouse and others. I have worked freelance for various companies including The Bush Theatre (UK), Ayyam Al-Masrah (Gaza), Clown Me In (Mexico), The Catalyst (Switzerland), and Satellite Théâtre (Montreal) , and have produced work through Témoin in Rwanda, Israel, Kashmir, Lebanon, France, and the USA. I enjoy working with young artists and have directed showcase work for East 15 and Fourth Monkey; and outreach work for The Old Vic Theatre and The Young Vic Theatre. I also work as a movement director, fight director, and dramaturg.