■P r o f i l e
Born in Tokyo 1946.
BA in theater arts from Waseda University.
She first worked as a writer and an editor for magazines.
In 1979, she founded a management company and worked for numerous actors.
In 1985, she founded Essen Communications, Inc. and produced TV drama series and documentaries.
She made her directorial and theatrical debut with "Yukie" in 1998, which gained critical acclaim and awards in Japan.
In 2002, "Oriume" was released, which she produced,wrote, and directed.
It has become a big success, screened over 1300 locations across the country and seen by more than one million people.
Her first essay writing, "Turning Point" was published in 2004.