Biography

Yuko Suzuki is a Japanese presenter, producer, journalist and writer covering sports, science, travel and cultural subjects for international media outlets. Over the last ten years, she has interviewed well-known athletes and experts in various fields having clients including BBC, Channel 4, NHK, Toyota and Honda.

She started her media career at a production company in London. After reporting live from Amsterdam during the 2010 World Cup match between Japan and the Netherlands, she started working as a regular reporter for NHK’s sports magazine show covering the Premier League, Wimbledon, Tour de France, NFL, NBA, F1 and Rugby World Cup.

Born in Hiroshima and brought up near Kobe, where the famous Kobe beef is from, she moved to the UK to study history of science at Imperial College London. Her research interests lay in the early 20th century quantum physics and molecular biology. Yuko plays the piano and dances Argentine Tango and Salsa. She also enjoys playing tennis and cycling (she even climbed Col du Tourmalet in Pyrenees!), as well as watching motorsports and football.

Before working in media, she travelled around the world as a sponsorship agent for a F1 team. She is now on a mission to visit all 92 English football league clubs. Her quest ‘Football Pilgrimage’ is commissioned and currently run as a monthly travel column by one of the biggest Japanese magazines, which gained coverage by BBC Radio.

Yuko also made an appearance on BBC1’s Chelsea Flower Show coverage as a guest reporter. Interviewing famous Japanese gardeners in Japanese while reporting in English, she succeeded in delivering the true Japanese artisan spirit to the British audience. She has hosted corporate events for clients such as Chelsea FC’s sponsor Yokohama and ATP Tour Finals sponsor Nitto. Her bubbly personality also brought the energy to the stages at the likes of Comic Con and the Japan Festival performing with an animation character and real Ninjas.

In her spare time, she enjoys creating her quirky YouTube videos. Her mission is to turn the world into a healthier, more polite, cleaner, and more organised place using Japanese wisdom!

Showreel coming soon …

TV Presenter / Reporter

BBC Chelsea Flower Show 2016 Guest Reporter

NHK World Sports ‘Yuko Report’ (previously known as NHK BS Best Sports)
-Barclays Premier League
-Wimbledon
-Tour de France
-NFL
-NBA
-Rugby World Cup
NHK FIFA World Cup Japan vs. Holland
NHK BS Barclays Premier League (Match interviewer)

Corporate Event Presenter

Nitto ATP Tour Final Reception
Yokohama Rubber Award Ceremony @ Chelsea FC
8K Theatre @ MIPCOM in Cannes
Domo World @ Comic Con in London
Ninja Truth @ Trafalgar Square
Nara x The British Museum Reception @ Japan House
Ishikawa Prefecture Promotion
IIJ GIO EU Service Launch Ceremony
Abbot Award Ceremony
MACH OSG Stand @NEC Birmingham
IBC Super High-vision Theatre @ RAI Amsterdam

Corporate Video Presenter

Microsoft Beauty Award
EYETECH Optometrists
East West Internet TV​

Contributor

BBC Sports World ‘Tokyo 2020’
ITV Good Morning Britain on Eurovision controversy
BBC 5Live Breakfast on the Abdication of Japanese Emperor
BBC Norfolk on Football Pilgrimage
BBC Northern Ireland News on Missing Boy in Japan
BBC Manchester -Beauty Season
BayFM on Brexit​

Narration and Voiceover

JSTV London Japan Festival
JSTV Dusseldorf Japan Day

Music Video

Just Jack ‘Starz in Their Eyes’
KT Tunstall ‘Hold On’

TV Commercials / Advertisement

The Voice
Virgin Atlantic
Dove
BBC Scotland -Hogmany
MTV -Sony MP3 Player

TV Production​

Sports

NHK 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic & Paralympic Games
NHK 2017 London Para Athletics World Championships
NHK 2016 Rio Paralympic Games
OBS 2016 Rio Olympic Games
NHK 2015 ATP World Tour Finals
NHK 2015 Doha IPC Athletics World Championships
NHK 2015 Rugby World Cup
NHK 2015 Red Bull Air Race
NHK 2015 IPC World Swimming Championships
NHK 2014 Brasil World Cup
NHK 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics
NHK & Japan Consortia London 2012 Olympics
WOWOW Wimbledon Tennis
FIFA Women’s World Cup in Germany
AFC Asian Cup in Qatar
NHK European Football Special -Manchester Rivalry
NHK WWT World Endurance Championship
NHK WWT Andy Murray
NHK Football Olympic Qualifier in Jordan
NHK Soccer Planet – Pierre Littbarski
NHK Soccer Planet – Dettmar Cramer

Science/Culture/Natural History

NHK Cosmic Front – Quantum World
NHK Cosmic Front  – Gravitational Lens
NHK Special – Miracle Body / Markus Rehm
NHK Oxford University Psychology Hakunetsu Kyoshitsu
NHK Oxford University Mathematics Hakunetsu Kyoshitsu
NHK Cambridge University Hakunetsu Kyoshitsu (Philosophy)
NHK Cosmology Hakunetsu Kyoshitsu (Cosmology)
NHK World Wave Tonight -Social Ping Pong
TV Asahi Chou Chou – Lunch Box / Curry​
NHK Wild Life -British Hedge Story
NHK Here Comes Darwin -Hares
NHK The Earth TV 100 – Nature Magazine
Discovery Channel Bear Grylls’s Great Escapes

​Current Affairs

TV Asahi Saturday Station – The Royal Wedding
NHK Special – Olympic Legacy
ITN Channel4 Japan Earthquake
NHK The Earth TV 100 – The Royal Wedding

Magazine

World Soccer Digest – Football Pilgrimage (Monthly Column)

Racing On -Stirling Moss interview on Jim Clark