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© 2016 Manami Okazaki

Book Production

Book production including:

Text (journalism/ reportage/ J>E translations )

Photography

Art direction on shoots (strong connections with models, agencies, locations, photographers, MUAs, stylists in Japan)

Styling

Publishing

Press/ Promotion

Promotion tours/ book signings at museums and book fairs

Public Speaking

Participated in/ curated events at the:

Japan Foundation (LA) Kokeshi talk and exhibition

magazine Library (Tokyo), Kicks Japan installation

Frankfurt Tattoo Convention, Tattoo in Japan release

Sneaker Pimps (NYC), Kicks Japan installation, event w/ Kendrick Lamar and Stalley

Japan Expo (Paris) Kicks Japan talk, Kokeshi talk and charity booth

Foreign Correspondent’s Club (Japan) Tattoo talk and exhibition

Hello Kitty convention, (MOCA/ Japanese American Museum LA),Kawaii talk

Photo book fair (HK) Toy Tokyo (toy camera photography) talk

Daiwa Foundation (London) Kokeshi talk and exhibition

Japan Foundation (London) Tattoo talk

Sway Gallery (London) Kokeshi exhibition (2018) and Land of the Rising Cat exhibition (2019) with curator Tiger Tanuki and artists Konatsu and Kaori Mitsushima

Sway Gallery (Paris) Kokeshi exhibition

Seto pottery town manekineko festival (JP), Land of the Rising Cat Japan release/ booth

Libreria rotondi (Rome) kokeshi talk and exhibition, part of a Japan culture conference

Culture journalism
Volunteer/ charity

Inc. The Japan Times, South China Morning Post, Wall Street Journal (scene Asia columnist), Lonely Planet, transit, lifestyle Asia, Get Lost, CNN traveler, Art Monthly (Australiasia), Fraser Hotels and Residences, Singapore  Airways in-flight mag (among numerous others), Acclaim, Asian Geo, Sorbet etc.

Ark Animal Rescue (part of a japan times article), Orphanage in Cebu (8 months), Peace Boat (clean up campaign, Tohoku), HK Paws

Monetary donations: Peace Winds Japan, Ark Animal Rescue, Animal Friends Japan, Katariba Onagawa.

Kokeshi from Tohoku with Love first edition proceeds to Tohoku related charity

 

Education

97.75 (out of 100) HSC score (equivalent of SATs) Top Ten state for Society and Culture

BSci Engineering Tokai University (Japan), received scholarship 2nd year

Master Arts (School of Journalism) Columbia University, NYC

Production/
Content Creation

Osaka Creative Center, FHM (UK), Showlab (Italy), Dr Lakra (Mexico), Japanese American National Museum (USA), Mediacorp (Singapore)