About

About

Content Production × Multilingualism × Technology
Connecting the world with trusted content to foster a prosperous and just human society.

What We Do

“Connecting the world with trusted content to foster a prosperous and just human society.” -- This is our mission at Pacific Bridge Media & Consulting (PBMC).

To this end, we’re motivated by our passion to create quality content for global audiences, powered by multilingual capabilities and cutting-edge media technology.

For over 10 years now, PBMC has been producing and providing high-quality content to satisfied corporate clients and major international media outlets. We pride ourselves on creating effective content that target audiences can relate to.

Not only do we create content tailored to the Japanese market, we also support our international clients' PR and marketing campaigns.

We also run a solutions-focused, bilingual news platform, called J-Stories, which stems from our dedication to fair and factual journalism as well as our commitment to being a bridge between Japan and the rest of the world.

PBMC is determined to keep growing as a creative media agency. We provide a variety of services to help our clients strengthen their corporate value in Japan and on the global stage.

Service

Strategy Building

We listen to our clients' needs, establish a goal and lay out the most efficient content to produce, as well as a media strategy, to achieve the desired outcome.

Content Creation

In order to communicate our clients' value across the globe, we produce multilingual content by combining video, editorial and graphic material. We will support your efforts to amplify your brand in the global market.

Journalism

Our team of professionals has many years of experience in the world of news reporting. By applying our editorial expertise and journalistic values, we produce high-quality content trusted by a global audience.

Editorial Support

Transcripts of speeches, presentations and press releases are checked thoroughly and accurately by experienced native editors in both Japanese and English, ensuring a high degree of presentability.

Team

Pacific Bridge Media & Consulting production team is led by media professionals with decades of experience in covering and producing international news for global audiences. We take pride in the methods, values and integrity of good journalism.

Toshi Maeda
Toshi Maeda
CEO

A multilingual journalist with over 25 years of experience in the media industry, Maeda worked as a producer and correspondent for Reuters TV in Tokyo after stints as a reporter at The Japan Times, The Associated Press in San Francisco, Newsday in New York, and The Desert Sun in Palm Springs, California.

In 2010, he founded Pacific Bridge Media & Consulting (PBMC) in Tokyo to help both news organizations and corporate clients to produce multimedia storytelling content for an international audience.

Maeda has also taught journalism at Komazawa University’s Faculty of Global Media Studies. Currently, he serves as executive editor for solutions-focused bilingual news platform J-Stories, a PBMC media outlet.

Nicolas Ito
Nicolas Ito
Head of Production

Raised in Japan, France and the U.K. Graduated from Waseda University, and studied journalism in California, U.S.A. Specializes in the production of documentary and corporate communication videos.

Noriko Kiyama
Noriko Kiyama
Head of Administration

Born in Kumamoto, Japan. Joined PBMC in 2016 and is responsible for administration, accounting, HR, while also occasionally producing video content. Loves the cultures of Brazil and Korea, and weight training.

Sho Ki
Sho Ki
Head of Technology

Born in Beijing, China. Graduated from Keio University. He has an engineering background that extends from software to computer graphics and music. He is in charge of technology and CG production at PBMC.

Katsuro Kitamatsu
Katsuro Kitamatsu
Executive Director

Former head of Reuters Japan. Served Japan’s leading business daily, the Nihon Keizai Shimbun, as Toronto bureau chief and deputy director of the European editorial bureau, based in London. Also, served as manager of News Development and managing editor at Reuters Japan.

Sayuri Daimon
Sayuri Daimon
Executive Director

Journalist, former managing editor and executive operating officer of The Japan Times, member of the World Economic Forum’s council on media, lecturer at Tokyo Woman’s Christian University.

Takanori Isshiki
Takanori Isshiki
Senior Producer

Journalist, TV producer and PR specialist. Previously worked for TBS, TV Asahi New York, Reuters, Brazilian Record TV. He was press officer for international media on the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee.

Yui Sawada
Yui Sawada
Associate Producer

After interning at PBMC for a year while in college, joined a production company that produced TV programs for NHK. Rejoined PBMC in 2022.

Emi Takahata
Emi Takahata
Production Manager

Graduated with honors in journalism from Seneca College in Toronto, Canada. Runs her own Japanese program for Canadian radio station 105.9 FM. Her motto is “stay safe, healthy and positive.”

Lucas Kenji Coyte
Lucas Kenji Coyte
Videographer/Editor

Hopping between the U.K., U.S., and Japan. Studied film at Kingston University, London. He is a videographer and editor. Loves to travel and film it all!

Alexandre Cas
Alexandre Cas
Videographer/Editor

Born in Paris, France. Graduated in cinema studies at Paris Sorbonne Nouvelle University. More than 10 years of experience in directing, filming and editing video content in Japan from documentary to promotional videos.

Kai Konishi
Kai Konishi
Videographer/Editor

Born and raised in Tokyo, he majored in law and political science at Keio University and also studied international relations at the University of Birmingham, U.K. Is skilled in web design, motion graphics and videography.

 

Jeremy Touitou
Jeremy Touitou
Videographer/Editor

Born in Strasbourg, France, and graduated in Communication for Science. His career experiences include tourism development in Japan, sound design, and videography as he does now in PBMC.

Riku Watanabe
Riku Watanabe
Videographer/Editor
Started his career as an editor while in university, working on music videos and corporate advertisements. Moved to Vancouver after graduation to study films, and worked on sets as a cinematographer.
Tony McNicol
Tony McNicol
Writer/Translator

Born in the U.K. Studied at Cambridge and Tokyo Universities. Spent 15 years as a freelance journalist in Japan, traveling everywhere from Hokkaido to Okinawa. Now lives in England, working as a translator and writer.

Robert Gilhooly
Robert Gilhooly
Writer/Copy Editor

Born in the U.K. A journalist for over 27 years and NGO advisor and coordinator. He has a Masters degree in journalism and mass communications.

Desiderio Luna
Desiderio Luna
Content writer

A Journalism graduate from the Philippines. Worked in advertising before traveling the world as a cruise ship photographer. Came to Japan in 2019 for graduate school. Dreams of owning a camper van and making documentaries.

Riina Moritake
Riina Moritake
Production Assistant

Born in Tokyo, Japan. Attending Temple University Japan Campus for a degree in media communications. Loves driving and dancing.

Hanae Takahashi
Hanae Takahashi
Production Assistant

Raised in Japan, Portugal, Thailand and Morocco. Graduated from Temple University Japan and freelanced for The Japan Times and the BBC after a summer internship during the Olympic and Paralympic Games, before joining PBMC.

Alisa Okawara
Alisa Okawara
Production Assistant

Born and raised in Tokyo, but attended an international school from the age of 2. Currently studies international relations at Waseda University. Loves playing the piano, learning languages and travelling.

Company

Corporate Name Pacific Bridge Media and Consulting, Inc.
CEO Toshi Maeda
Established 2010
Location Minoura Bldg. 6th Fl., Roppongi 2-3-8, Minato-Ku, Tokyo 106-0032, Japan. (MAP
Business Media production and publishing
Phone +81-3-5562-8429