Staff writer for the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan's magazine, BCCJ ACUMEN, which included interviews, event coverage, feature articles and book reviews. One of my core focuses has been diversity and women in business.

BUSINESS, trade AND Politics

The big first step?

Will the UK’s new industrial strategy impact business with Japan?

Deeper insight

City of London and Tokyo agree to stronger ties in financial services

Our 2018 crystal ball

Sector chiefs predict next year’s trends, hopes … and fears

UK-Japan business forum

Partnerships and innovation

Worldwide praise

Web inventor Sir Timothy Berners-Lee honoured by Keio

Envoys for life

The Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme marks 30 years

Next steps

Majid Riaz on how JET is still a springboard to the future


Diversity and inclusion

Standing together

Life Lessons from Remarkable Women

Strength in numbers

The growth of Japan’s equality, diversity and inclusion groups

It’s time for women to win

Virginia Bottomley extols the benefits of balance on the board

Foreign models

AstraZeneca’s new vice president of commercial excellence in Japan

Powering on

Lady Barbara Judge CBE on nuclear technology, corporate governance and women

Fair play for females

Joanna Roper, the UK’s first special envoy for gender equality

Diversity roundtable

What it takes for women to reach the top in business

Women in business: Maiko Itami

EF Education First Japan K.K. marketing manager tells women in Japan to be curious

Women in business: Xue Wang

Senior associate at Allen & Overy advises women to be pragmatic

Women in business: Rachna Ratra

Robert Walters Japan K.K. sales and marketing director believes in women’s leadership prospects

Mainstreaming equality, diversity and inclusion

 British Council spearheading efforts to mainstream EDI in its everyday work

LGBT’S retail hell

Despite progress, sector lags behind


Through the posts

Welsh rugby prepares for the 2019 Rugby World Cup

Frank Lampard: Legend on the lawn

Chelsea’s top scorer trains star-struck kids on embassy visit

Destination rugby

Plenty to do away from matches

Bowled over

Japan cricket praised despite final loss, few fans and youth

Sports venues with longer lifespan

Sustainable models for Rugby World Cup 2019, Tokyo 2020


Bilateral brands

Dazzling UK women’s fashion at the British Embassy Tokyo

Life’s journey

New haiku collection opens up the literary form

Achieve class and confidence

The British School of Etiquette’s Principal Philip Sykes: traditional afternoon tea

Bags of class

Vintage stickers inspire kit designer

When the music takes over

YUSK on Tourette syndrome and the power of the piano