EDUCATION
University of Florida Bachelor of Science in photojournalism in 2013

EXPERIENCE
Town of Kawara, Kawara, Fukuoka, Japan.;
Elementary School English Assistant Teacher, April 2019 – Present
— Assisting English class with the homeroom teachers and another ALT.
Public Relations Assistant Officer, April 2019 – Present
— Assisting designing the town's monthly magazines.

Public Relations Officer & Social Media Specialist, June 2016 – March 2019
— Creating locally focused intriguing images that attract those who are living in the city but wish to move to the countryside; covering local events; managing social media feed; conducting photo/multimedia stories on local people and organization; holding photo exhibitions at various venues in metro areas.  Also, planning and taking a supporting role in town-sponsored events.
— Photobook has been published.  Its digital version can be seen HERE (Japanese)

The Daily Hampshire Gazette, Northampton, Mass.;
Photography Intern, June 2014 – December 2014
— Covering daily assignments (news, feature and sports,) conducting photo/multimedia stories.


The Ledger, Lakeland, Fla.;
Photography Intern, January 2014 – May 2014
— Covering daily assignments (news, feature and sports,) conducting photo story/project, and creating photo illustration.


Jacksonville Business Journal, Jacksonville, Fla.;
Photography Intern, August 2013 – December 2013
— Taking controlled-light portrait photos of business leaders in Jacksonville, Fla.; covering meetings and events that were related to Jacksonville’s business leaders and major sporting events held in Jacksonville. Also conducting business photo/multimedia stories.


The Independent Alligator, Gainesville, Fla.;
Contributing Photographer, August 2012 – May 2013
— Covering feature, general news and local sporting events.


Correspondent, Freelance & the other works at
Asahi Shimbun, contributing photographer, Tagawa, Fukuoka, Japan.
The St. Augustine Record, contributing photographer, St. Augustine, Fla.
Run for the Horses endurance ride and ultra-marathon, Asheville, N.C.
The 2018 Winter Olympics’ host city selection ceremony, Munich, Germany.
British royal family’s wedding, London, United Kingdom.

EXTRA ACTIVITIES
JOU4903 Berlin Photojournalism study abroad program, summer 2011
— Producing multimedia story of an interesting person in Berlin, Germany. 
Coaching a middle-school English club since April 2018.

SKILLS
Photoshop; Photo Mechanic; Bridge; Soundslides; InDesign; Illustrator; Audacity;
Premiere Pro; Final Cut Pro;
Knowledge of creating photo galleries;
Basic Web designing;
Basic knowledge of Content Management System


REFERENCES
Carol Lollis          Daily Hampshire Gazette, Northampton, Mass.
413-585-5258; clollis@gazettenet.com
Calvin Knight      The Ledger, Lakeland, Fla.
863-802-7530; calvin.knight@theledger.com
James Crichlow   Jacksonville Business Journal, Jacksonville, Fla.
904-673-4370; jcrichlow@bizjournals.com
Daron Dean         St. Augustine Record, St. Augustine, Fla.
352-317-7399; photo@darondean.com
John Freeman      University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.
352-392-0430; jfreeman@jou.ufl.edu


EQUIPMENTS
Nikon D750 with a 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6, 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 and 28mm f/1.8 lenses.
Vivitar flash and slave unit.

LANGUAGE
English & Japanese: full proficiency 
(TOEIC L&R 970/990; October, 2018. TOEIC S&W 340/400; December, 2018)
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