Kishi Yamamoto is a bi-lingual TV producer-coordinator based in London. She grew up in Fukui Prefecture in Japan and went to Waseda University in Tokyo to read politics and economics.  In the mid-1970s half way through her studies, she came to London where she ended up staying for three years.  She took up photography and travelled through Europe, the Middle East and Indian subcontinent on her way back to Japan.  She started working as a music photo-journalist and returned to London where she met and worked with dub reggae producer, Adrian Sherwood, running his On-U Sound label and production company.

After she left On-U Sound in the mid 1990s, she worked as an assistant producer on a 3-part BBC documentary ‘Bubble Trouble’ about the Japanese economic collapse. Since then she has worked on numerous TV programmes mainly for NHK, the Japanese public broadcaster. The list of her TV and other media projects is here.  Selected images from her photographic portfolio are here.

Her creative work has recently expanded into jewellery making and she now has an extensive range of bead and metal jewellery collection. For her jewellery designs have a look at her catalogue and shop here.

She has an MSc in Politics (Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict) from Birkbeck College, University of London, and a BSc Honours in International Studies from Open University.

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