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Akiko Kamada

Akiko Kamada

Planner & Editor

Born in Obihiro, Akiko is the editor-in-chief for the “SLOW na Tabi Hokkaido” series of books. 
Always calm and collected even with approaching deadlines, she becomes the life of the party
when it’s time to relax have fun.
After marrying a local farmer in 2015, she has also spent her time helping out at the farm and
managing their guest house business. 
Check out the farm’s homepage at http://www.toyama-nojo.net

 

What do you look forward to the most when traveling?
Hot springs and gyoza
Tomomi Ozaki

Tomomi Ozaki

Planner & Editor

Tomomi was born in Sarabetsu, a village to the south of Obihiro.
Despite her slender build, she has great stamina, a result of growing up with lots of
running through mountains and fields.
As a member of the editorial staff, she travels all over Hokkaido to pursue stories, and
even occasionally graces the magazine’s pages as a model.
She’s not fond of cold weather, so she is most active during the short Hokkaido summer.

What do you look forward to the most when traveling?
Museums and archives
Shizuka Katayama

Shizuka Katayama

Planner & Editor

Shizuka is the vice editor-in-chief of the northern style SLOW magazine. 
She has lived in different parts of Hokkaido including Kushiro, Kitami, and Sapporo, 
and currently resides in Obihiro.
She is nicknamed “Wakame” by her peers, from a character in the famous 
anime series “Sazae-san”.
Her hobbies include pottery and collecting brooches, and she keeps a ceramic
hedgehog on her work desk.

What do you look forward to the most when traveling?
Local food and tenugui hand towels
Hector Atom Posadas

Hector Atom Posadas

Advisor & Translator

Born in the Philippines, he spent many years living and studying abroad in Indonesia 
and Singapore, before eventually coming to reside in Obihiro.
Aside from being the main translator for Slow Life HOKKAIDO, he also works on various 
translation jobs and international business projects.
In his free time, he likes to travel around Hokkaido and the lesser-known areas of Japan.
His trademark black clothes and sneakers are a constant regardless of the season.

What do you look forward to the most when traveling?
New discoveries
Ryosuke Todo

Ryosuke Todo

Photographer

Born in Sapporo, Ryosuke is a young photographer who’s willing to go the extra mile for the perfect shot. 
He’ll gladly hike for hours through deep snow or go up on a platform on a mobile crane.
He’s also an avid learner, and he keeps himself up-to-date with the latest techniques through various 
photography magazines.
But he also has a soft side: he likes to make sweets and cakes on his free time.

What do you look forward to the most when traveling?
The local food
Masatsugu Sugawara

Masatsugu Sugawara

Photographer

Born in Obihiro, Masatsugu mastered his craft working as a photographer in Tokyo before 
becoming the in-house photographer for KUNAW Magazine’s various publications.
Though he claims to be more of an indoor person, he doesn’t mind going out into Hokkaido’s
great nature to capture its beauty in his camera.
He’s also a curio hunter, and his current interest is camping gear.

What do you look forward to the most when traveling?
Firm but comfortable beds and pillows
Yoshiharu Tanaka

Yoshiharu Tanaka

Movie Creator

Multi-talented Yoshiharu was born in Obihiro. The sun always seems to shine for him
when he’s capturing movies outdoors.
Aside from his camera and editing work, he also makes use of his clear baritone voice
for narration and emceeing duties. He’s also quite conscious about health and beauty.
His favorite foods include bread and sea urchin.

What do you look forward to the most when traveling?
Seeing things I’ve never seen before

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