Hiroko Sumikura

TEDx Huntsville
Huntsville, AL, United States

About Hiroko


Born in Miyazaki, Japan.
Japanese public elementary school, international middle school in Tokyo, then high-school in the Philippines at Brent International School Baguio.
Bachelor of the Arts in Communications at Temple University, Japan Campus
After graduating from university, she entered one of the longest standing foreign TV/Film production companies in Japan, virgin earth, inc. There, in addition to being an editor, she worked as a bilingual coordinator, production manager, teleprompter operator, and audio technician, among others. The variety of projects she has worked include news, documentaries, red carpet events, and reality shows.

From 2008, she became a freelance director/editor, and also taught video editing and TV production courses as an adjunct professor of Film and Media Art at Temple University Japan Campus. In 2011 she graduated from Boston University after training in Boston and Los Angeles, and she is now based in Alabama.


English, Japanese

TED Conference

TEDActive 2012

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