A list of cultural, academic and business events organized and promoted by MJU-PR:
2019 Oversaw the public relations of contemporary multimedia project “Hell Says Noh”
inspired by Cordel literature, organized by the Brazilian Embassy and performed
at the Panasonic Center Tokyo. This performance that attracted one thousand
guests was directed by Soraya Umewaka featuring Naohiko Umewaka as the
protagonist, who performed with a Karate champion and Capoeirista.
20th of December Iwanami Sinsho Published her autobiography.
The Noh Master’s Wife a Journey from Lebanon to Japan
2018 Supported the public relations of a Noh lecture/demonstration "The Business of Noh" by Naohiko and Soraya Umewaka organized by the Austrian Business Council at Konno Hachimangu Shrine.
2016 Producer of “King Lear and the Death of a Pianist” featuring Noh
Actors Naohiko, Soraya , Naotomo Umewaka and Pianist Eric `\N’Kaoua
at Al Bustan Festival in Lebanon
Presented “Tomorrow We Will See” at” les Journeees du Liban” Paris
and the Metropolis Cinema Sofil, Beirut
2015 In charge of the Public Relations fo “Lear Dreaming” performance directed by
Ong Keng Sen at Theatre de la Ville, Abesses, Paris (June)
“Ondine” performance at La Maison de la Culture du Japon (Dec)
2014 Coordinator with Japan Foundation Sydney for Naohiko Umewaka’s participation
at Theatre of dreams, theatre of play at NSW gallery
2013 In charge of Public Relation of Ondine performance at National Treasure Temple
2012 Organized a performance of "Coffee shop within the play" of Master Naohiko
Umewaka at Beryth Theater in Lebanon
2011 Producer of "Tomorrow We Will See" ("Bukra Min Shouf"), a documentary by
Soraya Umewaka on Lebanese artists.
2010 Organizer of a Noh performance for preopening of Turkey-Japan's 120th
anniversary at Japanese Turkish Foundation, a new opera "Kongo Zao" at Opera
House in Ankara and a modern play "Restaurant" in Turkish directed by Noh
Master Naohiko Umewaka at Opera House in Ankara and National Theater in
Organizer of a charity event "Black Wave" for Haiti earthquake victims at Konno
Hachiman Shrine in Tokyo with Poet Drago Stambuck, Noh Master Naohiko
Umewaka, Butoh Player Taketeru Kudo and Cello Player Benjamin Skepper.
Coordinator of Noh Master Naohiko Umewaka's presentation at TEDxTokyo
2009 Organizer of a Noh presentation at Freikeh Festival, workshop and theater
performances in Arabic at Lebanese American University in Lebanon with Noh
Master Naohiko Umewaka.
2008 Executed Public Relations for the opening party of an exhibition at Roppongi Hills'
Mori Arts Center (one of Tokyo's most prestigious contemporary art venues).
Public relations for the documentary 'Street Witness' of Soraya Umewaka at
Miami International Film Festival.
Adviser for Millionaires Asia Japan Magazine; executed Public Relations launch
party at Château de Joël Robuchon in Tokyo.
2007 Executed Public Relations for the new Noh play "Ondine" at National Noh
Theater in Tokyo.
Coordinated with Keio University Media Center for the screening of a short film,
"Birthday Cake" filmed with 4K Olympus Technology.
2006 Coordinator for Noh performances "Hannibal" and "Sumidagawa" at Carthago
Festival for 50th anniversary between Japan/Tunisia with Noh Master Naohiko
Umewaka, his troop and stage design by Ohara International School of Ikebana.
Coordinator of a symposium/performance on time and space with fashion
designer Junko Koshino and Noh Master Naohiko Umewaka at Harajuku Hall,
Executed Public Relations for the Noh performance 'Xaxier' in celebration of the
500th birth year of Francis Xavier written by Professor Otohiko Kaga,
choreographed and performerd by Noh Master Naohiko Umewaka at Hosho
Noh Theater, Tokyo.
Organised joint Japanese-Filipino Noh Performances "Okina/Dance of Sisa " to
commemorate 50 years of diplomatic relations during the Philippines-Japan
2005 Bridge between Arab Nations and Japan at Nagano's Special Olympics Japan,
with Founder Mrs. Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Chairman Timothy Shriver and
Chairperson of the Special Olympics Nippon Mrs. Kayoko Hosokawa.
Organized Noh performances at Princeton University in the USA.
2004 Organized Guerlain's cherry blossom party "la Magie de L'instant" at Frank
Llyoyds design Jiyugakuen in Tokyo with Noh Master Naohiko Umewaka and
violinist Ikuko Kawai.
2003-Present MJU-PR President
2002-2007 Lebanese Embassy
Ambassador's office Public Relations in Tokyo Japan.
Organized VIP dinners
Executed Public Relations for: seminars on economics and investment in
Lebanon at Jetro headquarters (2001), an exhibition that promotes Jordanian,
Lebanese and Syrian culture in Tokyo (2002) and for the celebration of
Lebanese National Days, as well as other Lebanese functions.
2000-2002 Refugees International Japan
Special Events Coordinator of charity concerts, movie premiere, embassy
Organizer of a charity concert with Yumi Matsutoya at British Embassy for
Refugees International Japan.
2001-Present Executed Public Relations for torch light Noh performances by Noh Master
Naohiko Umewaka at Shizuoka University of Art and Culture, Japan.
2001 Executed Public Relations for "Yashima Daiji" Noh performance with stage
designer and photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto and Noh Master Naohiko Umewaka
at Yarai Noh Theater, Bregenz Kunsthaus Museum (designed by Peter Zumthor),
Austria and Dia Center for the Arts, NY.
2000 Executed Public Relations for Milton Katselas's exhibition at Gallerie Yoshii in
Ginza Tokyo and Paris.
Executed Public Relations for Hakama Noh performance "Tomonaga" by Noh
Master Naohiko Umewaka at Tessenkai Noh Theater, Tokyo.
Executed Public Relations for Hakama Noh performance "Toru" by Noh Master
Naohiko Umewaka at Yarai Noh Theater, Tokyo.
1999 Executed Public Relations for "Takayama Ukon" written by Professor Otohiko
Kaga choreographed and performed by Noh Master Naohiko Umewaka, with
classical music directed by Conductor Noda Teruyuki and costumes designed by
Madame Hanae Mori at Tokyo Bunka Kaikan and "Maison de la Culure du Japon
1997 Executed Public Relations for the 27th memorial of Naoyoshi Umewaka's Noh
performance "Yashima" by Noh Master Naohiko Umewaka at National Noh
Theater, filmed by CNN.
Organized for Guerlain Japan a Noh performance by Noh Master Naohiko
Umewaka for actress Sophie Marceau at Yarai Noh Theater in Tokyo.
Executed Public Relations for LEAR a multicultural production commissioned
by Japan Foundation with twenty-seven Asian actors at Bunkamura Theater,
This LEAR production went on tour: Berlin's Theater der Welt, Germany, Hong
Kong Arts Festival, China, Singapore, Indonesia, Australia, Denmark (1999)
Executed Public Relations for torch light Noh performance by Noh Master
Naohiko Umewaka at Ohkunitama Shrine, Fuchu.
1997 Organizer of Noh performances by Noh Master Naohiko Umewaka and Master
Cumas Hashioka as part of celebrations for Japanese Emperor's visit to Brazil for
SECS at Ipiranga Park in Sao Paolo, Brazil.
1996 Executed Public Relations for "Azuchi" Noh performances at Grand Palais and
Musee Guimee, Paris.
1995 Tsujigahana at Smithonian, National Museum of Natural History, Washington
Executed Public Relations for 27th memorial of Naoyoshi Umewaka's Noh
performance "Yashima" at the National Noh Theater, Tokyo.
1990 Executed Public Relations for Noh performance "Okina" and Naotomo
Umewaka's debut at National Noh Theater, Tokyo.
1996-2000 Executed Public Relations for torch fire performances by Noh Master Naohiko
Umewaka at Kubota Itchiku Museum at Kawaguchiko.
1990-1994 Organized various performances in London and Europe for Noh Master Naohiko
-Royal Holloway graduate school, University of London.
-"Madame de Sade" written by Yukio Mishima at Almeida Theater, London.
-Choreographer, director and performer of Qui Affiniti (Spring Loaded Festival,
-Teatro 13 Florence (1994)
- Noh Performace at Ireland (1992)
1989 Executed Public Relations for "Matsukaze" Noh performance by Noh Master
Naohiko Umewaka at National Noh theater, Tokyo.
1988 Executed Public Relations for "Dojoji" Noh performance by Noh Master Naohiko
Umewaka at National Noh Theater, Tokyo.
1987 Executed Public Relations for "Yashima" Noh performance by Noh Master
Naohiko Umewaka and Soraya Umewaka's debut at National Noh Theater,
Executed Public Relations for "Baptism of Jesus" written by Father Kadowaki,
choreographed and performed by Noh performance at National Noh Theater,
Tokyo and at the Vatican on Christmas 1989.
Executed Public Relations for Paul Claudel performance" La Femme et son
Ombre" by Noh Master Naohiko Umewaka at National Noh Theater, Tokyo.
1985 Executed Public Relations for Noh performance by Noh Master
Naohiko Umewaka at Kanze Noh Theater, Tokyo
1982-Present Michi no Kai, Head of the troop, Master Naohiko Umewaka Tokyo
Public Relations Officer
-Responsible for promoting domestic and international activities of
one of Japan's most distinguished Noh theatre companies.
-Work to increase awareness and understanding of Noh theatre.
-Handle interpreting and negotiations in several languages.
-Organize overseas performances and workshops.