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!
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
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