Maki Yoshida has over 20 years of communications experience, most of which as been spent in the maritime sectors. Before founding Star Marine PR, where she now serves as Managing Director, Maki worked at Japan Maritime Daily as the Overseas PR Manager. Maki has also worked as the Public Relations officer for the Japan Seaman’s Union (International Transport Federation) and the Japan Shipping Exchange.
Maki has an MA in photojournalism from the University of Westminster, and was based in the UK for three years with the Embassy of Japan, providing diplomatic communications support. While in London, she also worked for KYODO News (Japanese news wire).