She is a filmmaker and novelist. After working alongside great directors like Hirokazu Koreeda, she debuted with the feature film Wild Berries (2003), which preceded some of her greatest successes as a filmmaker. Sway, her second film, was selected in the Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes, and the following have passed through Toronto, Montreal or Chicago, in addition to obtaining good box office numbers in Japan.


Under the Open Sky (2020), The Long Excuse (2016), Dreams for Sale (2012), Dear Doctor (2009), Sway (2006), Wild Berries (2003)