Team

 
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ALEXIS AGLIANO SANBORN -PRODUCER/DIRECTOR

A Japan specialist, writer, film maker, community organizer, and award-winning artist - Alexis approaches Nourishing Japan through the lens which she strives to see life through: "To find the extraordinary in the everyday." Nourishing Japan is her second documentary, her first telling the story of the Miyazaki Bathhouse, the only restored and operational Japanese style public bath in the United States.

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KEVIN SENZAKI - ADVISOR/EDITOR

A graduate of USC's School of Cinematic Arts, some of Kevin's other sound credits include the award-winning short film Tsuyako, the E3 trailer for Mass Effect 3, and numerous YouTube videos for channels like Corridor Digital, Epic Meal Time, and Pwnisher. Highlights of Kevin's other illustrious accomplishments include performing metal scream vocals, illustrating a wildly unsuccessful web comic, and an ill-conceived novel about cyberpunk whaling.

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ADAM HACKER - ADVISOR

Adam develops multi–platform media projects with clients and collaborators from all over the world. His credits include works for Nikon, PBS, Adaptive Studios, Hertz Car Rental, JapanTravel, YouTuber sWooZie, Persistent Productions, Ben Taylor Music, Brickfish Digital Ad Agency, and more. Adam is a member of the Television Academy, an award–winning photographer, director, and producer.

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HIROKO- TRANSLATOR/JAPAN LIASON

Hiroko is a fashion designer, businesswoman, and translator who spends her time working between New York and Nagoya, Japan. With an aesthetic eye, she sensitive nuance she supports Nourishing Japan in the capacity of translator and Japan liaison.

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JOSHUA WHITTAKER - TECHNICAL ADVISOR

Independent film maker and producer, Joshua Whittaker is currently in post-production for his third feature-length film. His works have been featured in New York City's Independent Film Festival.

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TAMIKI - JAPAN LIAISON/TRANSLATOR

Tamiki Mizuno formerly worked for the U.S. Government State Department.  He lived and worked in the U.S. and Mexico as the chief executive of a Japanese ceramic manufacturing and sales company.  He is currently serving as a member of the Board of Directors and also the Board of Trustees of Nagoya International School.

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HIROAKI SATO

Hiroaki Sato is a Japanese poet and prolific translator who writes frequently for The Japan Times. He has been called"perhaps the finest translator of contemporary Japanese poetry into American English".

 

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CHRIS WHITTAKER

Composer, conductor, pianist Chris Whittaker’s musical language of classical, jazz, and gospel music melds genres and brings people together.  His compositions have been performed and broadcast throughout the United States.