Akemi’s regular classes at Sozai Cooking School have received very favourable reviews in national media, including Time Out and The Telegraph. She has also appeared on the popular TV programme, C4’s Sunday Brunch and children’s popular TV programme, Saturday Mash Up on CBBC teaching the presenters how to make sushi.


Akemi demonstrates Japanese cooking in the UK at various diverse events and regularly works with the Japanese government’s related organizations promoting Japanese ingredients and cuisine to the media and public.  Akemi is a member of Japanese Culinary Academy UK, is a certified miso sommelier and International Wine Challenge Sake Judge in 2020 and 2021. She was trained in Tsuji Culinary Academy in Osaka and Yamato Ramen School in Tokyo. She is also a certified koji making instructor at Koji Academy, Japan, by Nakaji, the author of 'Koji For Life'.



ロンドンで和食文化を広める和食講師、シェフ、コンサルタント、プレゼンター。英国初の和食料理学校、ソザイ料理教室で教えるクラスはタイムアウト、テレグラフなど英国メイディアで高い評価を得ており、テレビの人気料理番組「C4サンデー・ブランチ」[CBBC Saturday Mash-Up!]では司会者に寿司づくりを教えるなどして活躍。多様なイベンドで和食のプロモーションを務め、日本政府関連機関の和食PR事業でも調理やデモンストレーションを行う。