Since 1973, I have moved back and forth between Tokyo and New York and have worked for NHK for almost half a century, editing documentaries and producing programs mainly on art, music, English education, and international affairs.
I am grateful for the strong support of NHK, both before and after my move to New York.
In particular, my five years as a local employee at NHK's New York bureau from 1983 to 1988, where I participated in 24-hour international satellite news and HDTV development activities, led to a number of rewarding assignments.
Since returning to Japan in 2007, I have been committed to creating programs related to the arts, english, and international relations in this era of globalization, and am currently involved in planning and producing programs not only in Japan but also in the United States, Europe, and many other Asian countries.
I hope that the establishment of the Japan-US Artistry Advancement Association (JUAAA) will be an opportunity to introduce many works of art to the U.S. and Japan, and to serve as a bridge to deepen exchanges between Japanese and people in other countries, while further developing my pride and identity as a Japanese person.
I would like to work sincerely and wholeheartedly towards my last goal.
Lastly, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support and encouragement.
Japan-US Artistry Advancement Association(JUAAA)
Chairman, Shizuko Amano