In 2006 Nao first worked for the International Theater Festival OKINAWA for Young Audiences (2005-2013: Kijimuna Festa / 2015-: ricca ricca*festa) as a volunteer interpreter. She continues to take part in the festival as a volunteer while she was studying in the UK and became a part-time staff when she came back to Japan in 2011. Nao became full-time in 2012 when the festival hosted the International Meeting of ASSITEJ (International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People). Nao currently works as the Assistant Producer/International Communication and is in charge of the international programme of the festival, as well as the international co-productions and networking programmes.
Member of ON-PAM since 2013 (onpam.net)
Member of Asian Producers Platform since 2014 (asianproducersplatform.com)