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 the US; 1993-2016, Anchor, "Today's Close-up", a current affairs programme. Currently, Independent Journalist, focusing on the coverage of the Sustainable Development Goals and gender issues. Independent Member of the Board, Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha. Specially Appointed Professor of Keio University, Trustee Tokyo University of the Arts. Goodwill Ambassador for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Member of the Board: SDSN Japan; Taylor Anderson Memorial Fund.