Naoko studied screenwriting at UCLA, while interning at Red Wagon Entertainment, where she learned alongside producers and production staffs of ‘Gladiator’, ‘Spy Game’, and ‘Sayuri’. After graduating Keio University, she moved to London to study at The London Film School. In 2004, she started her professional career in Tokyo at Hakuhodo Products and has shot and directed over 150 commercials worldwide. Her past works has been awarded in international film festivals such as in Cannes Film Festival, Hollywood Film Festival and Cairo International Film Festival. In 2012. She currently resides in Tokyo.