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Miyuki Tokoi

Miyuki Tokoi

Date of Birth
September 27, 1966
English level
Business level
Miyuki Tokoi graduated from International Christian University in Tokyo with a communications degree and she joined the music business as a director of Western music at a record company. She proceeded to get her masters degree in film at the University of Bristol, and after returning to Japan, she excelled in her career as an editor, director, and producer. She continues to produce news and reports specializing in architecture and the arts, as well as issues that draw on the perspectives of socially vulnerable people. Her recent film “Zero as You Are” is awarded Humanity Award by Japanese Film Festival Los Angeles, and Audience Award by Tokyo Documentary Film Festival.

Outstanding works

Category Year Title Notes
Movie (Live-Action) 2019 Zero as You Are A feature length documentary film of an intimate look at journey of self-discovery about gender for 9 years
TV (Live-Action) 2014 Japanese Literature / Donald Keene A documentary about passion, love and knowledge of consummate scholar and translator of Japanese literature
TV (Live-Action) 2014 Creative Woman/Toko Shinoda & Fukumi Shimura A documentary about passion and inspiration of two female artists who are registered as Japanese cultural intangible property.
TV (Live-Action) 2014 Compassion and Conversation / Jakucho Setouchi A documentary of a nun who kept giving hope and compassion to people affected by Tsunami.
TV (Live-Action) 2007 An Ideal Husband A documentary about an entrepreneur to find a western husband, because her career and profile is too high for Japanese men.
TV (Live-Action) 2007 Yakuza Daughter A documentary about a turbulent life of a woman who was born to a Yakuza family.
TV (Live-Action) 2006 The World of Ernest T. Seton A three series of documentaries about a British author, wildlife artist, founder of the Woodcraft Indians, and one of the founding pioneers of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA)
Movie (Live-Action) 2002 The Emperor's Tram Girls A short theatrical documentary about teenage bubbly girls operating trams which ferried many thousands of troops to and from in Hiroshima, a thriving part of Japan's war industry.

Awards List

Year Title of Award Title
2020 Humanity Award by Japanese Film Festival Los Angeles Zero as You Are
2019 Audience Award by Tokyo Documentary Film Festival Zero as You Are