About Me

I compile and edit stories, encounters, and discoveries that touch, move, and inspire, endeavoring to put them into words that resonate and reverberate. I take pride and joy in putting together teams and finding the right outlets and projects for those stories, and providing readers with insights and value.
Whether the subject is people, nature, or culture, I believe that storytelling can bring us together.


Yuka Okada

Editor and producer based in Japan. Born 08/01/1974 in Saitama Prefecture. Graduated from Waseda University School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Literary Arts Course. Started career at “anan”, a Japanese women’s lifestyle magazine published by Magazine House. Apprenticed with Jiro Ishikawa. Freelance since 2003. Founded 81 Inc. in 2020.