Akiko Kurematsu

Akiko is an Auckland-based culture writer and journalist, contributing long-format features, essays, and interviews that showcase how she observes the world and human moments around her. Through her work, she highlights and uplifts underrepresented communities around the world. Leveraging her multicultural and multilingual upbringing between Japan, Philippines, U.S., Canada, and her career in New York, Tokyo, and London; she appears on television, radio, podcast, and online content to share global stories and to comment on cultural discussions.