Film Club Coordinator
Akiyo was a CIR for Toyama Prefecture from 2011 to 2014. After briefly spending some time back in Oregon, she spent a few years living in New York City, where between working as a coordinator for Japanese TV shows and commercials, she still somehow attended many events with JETAANY and came to realize that the majority of her social life revolved around JET alumni.
Since moving to San Francisco in early 2019, she has been on the organizing committee for COPANI (Pan American Nikkei Convention) 2019, and is currently a regular volunteer for Kimochi, a Japanese American senior center in Japantown. She is the founder and host of the JETAANC Film Appreciation Club.
In her spare time, she enjoys watching and reviewing movies, running, and exploring places near and far.