大矢 英代





 Born in 1987, Chiba Prefecture, Japan, Journalist and documentary filmmaker Hanayo Oya has started her career as a TV reporter with Ryukyu Asahi Broadcasting, Okinawa, Japan, in 2012. 

 For five years, she covered the issues of the U.S. military bases, crimes and accidents committed by the U.S. military personnel, and the Self-Defense Forces deployment issue on Okinawa. She also has earned six awards of excellence for her documentaries and reports. 

 Her latest documentary film “Boy Soldiers: The Secret War in Okinawa” (Co-directed by Chie Mikami) has been shown at theaters in Japan to a total of 27,000 audience members since the summer of 2018. It was also screened at Busan International Film Festival 2018 (South Korea), the largest film festival in Asia. The film received eight awards in Japan, and topped the 2018 Japan Film Pen Club's best documentary film ranking list, as well as the 2018 Kinema Jumpo's Best Cultural Film. 

 Oya regularly publishes stories and video reports on Yahoo! Japan news, the most influential news outlet in Japan. Also works as an adjunct researcher at the Institute For Journalism, Waseda University. 

 Currently lives in the U.S. and is in a process of making a new documentary film about the U.S. military's structural violence against the local communities inside and outside of the U.S.   

 Earned M.A. in Journalism from the Graduate School of Journalism, Waseda University, 2012. B.A. in English Literature and a teacher's license from the Department of English Literature, Meiji Gakuin University, 2009.