Based in Bristol, UK, I am a freelance writer and consultant working on Japan’s aquaculture and fisheries development.
My work focuses on issues related to sustainability, research, gender, technological advancements, adaptation and resilience. I have a keen interest in the recovery of aquaculture in the Tohoku region, following the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami of March 11th, 2011. As a writer, I also provide news stories, features and reports from Japan for national and international seafood and fisheries media.
While living in Tokyo between 2006 and 2017, I worked as a writer on Japan’s aquaculture and marine-related subjects, in particular scuba diving. My blog began in 2011 as a comprehensive guide to diving in Japan. I have enjoyed exploring Japan’s waters extensively, and became a certified Dive Master in August 2015.
I hold an MSc in Sustainable Aquaculture from the University of St Andrews, and a BA in Japanese and French from the University of Cardiff, UK.
When not working, I practise ashtanga yoga and love to cook!