1. Japanese network news feature contributed to by producer and camera operator Mariko Lochridge for Nippon Television. Not for resale or archive.
    Aired to millions of news viewers in the Japanese market ahead of the US presidential election.
    A multi-dimensional news piece contributed to by Mariko Lochridge as a producer and camera operator through 3 days of filming in Mexico as well as one week of video editing and translation at the Los Angeles bureau.
    Shot on with a SONY camcorder, across three different states in central Mexico. Interviews conducted in both Japanese and Spanish by reporters.
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    Story synopsis : Exploring the potential effects of Trump's comments on a potential withdrawal from NAFTA if elected president, employees of Japanese companies based in Mexico as well as local business serving the Japanese community were interviewed to investigate the opinions on Japan's stance as a active business partner in Mexico.

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  2. International Agency Piece filmed, produced and edited by Mariko Lochridge for Reuters Television Newswire Service. Not for resale or archive.
    Shot in one day with a Panasonic AG-HPX250 in NTSC format, on-site at the Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar Company (HC&S) Plantation in Maui, Hawaii. All interviews conducted in English.

    Brief description of the story below via Reuters, based on reporting by Mariko Lochridge.
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    Japan and the U.S. have sparred during Trans-Pacific Partnership trade talks, but one concern they share is the deal's potential impact on their domestic sugar producers. U.S. growers warn that a rush of foreign sugar could cause economic devastation and some in Japan go so far as to see a threat to national security.
    Hawaii's sugar industry was once the state's third-biggest employer. The American Sugar Alliance attributes part of the sugar industry's decline to U.S. trade deals allowing imports from 41 foreign suppliers. Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar (HC&S) is the only mill still in operation on the island of Maui, where trade ministers gathered and failed to reach a deal on the TPP.
    Japanese production has fallen dramatically as well, while Australia's production is soaring. Australia hopes to reduce levies and export more to the U.S. and Japan under the TPP. Negotiators say it's still possible to complete the TPP, though currently no further talks are scheduled.

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  3. International Agency Piece filmed, produced and edited by Mariko Lochridge for Reuters Television Newswire Service. Not for resale or archive.

    Shot on one day with a Panasonic AG-HPX250 in NTSC format, on-site at the Teppozu Inari shrine in TokyoAll interviews conducted in Japanese.

    Brief description of the story below via iTV News, based on reporting by Mariko Lochridge.

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    Over 100 people in Japan plunged into icy water today as part of an annual ritual to mark the start of the New Year at the Teppozu Inari shrine in Tokyo.

    Some Japanese believe the Shinto ceremony is an opportunity to purify their souls and wish for good health.

    The mostly male participants wearing white loincloths carried out a series of acts including dousing cold water over themselves.

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  4. International Agency Piece filmed, produced and edited by Mariko Lochridge for Agence France Presse Newswire Service. Not for resale or archive.

    Aired by broadcasters worldwide in English and French. Agency edit and English voiceover package provided by Mariko Lochridge to AFP

    Shot on one day with a Panasonic AG-HPX250 in PAL format, on-site at Le Cordon Bleu Daikanyama Cooking School and Japanese domestic residence in Nerima ward. Interviews conducted in Japanese.

    Script below by Mariko Lochridge.

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    Has Butter Stolen Japan’s Christmas?
    The continued Japanese butter crisis threatens to steal Christmas as shortages continue, Japan’s farm ministry initiates an emergency increase in the production of home-use butter to meet holiday demands.

    Japanese shoppers continue to be inconvenienced by the butter shortage that has forced many Tokyo grocers to limit sales to one block of butter per customer.

    Japan, a nation that celebrates Christmas by enjoying ‘Christmas cakes’ with friends and loved ones, could be facing a butter-less holiday season.

    However, while the situation may look grim for homemakers, cooking schools and bakeries have yet to be affected by the dwindling dairy supplies.

    The shortage of butter only affects the everyday consumer as of now. Bakeries, cake shops and cooking schools have had no issue with butter orders so far. The only significant effect of the situation has been on the increasing price of limited butter supplies.

    “In Japan we have a tradition of giving gifts at the end of the year. Cookies are quite popular in particular and they need a lot of butter. I wouldn’t want to replace the butter with margarine – it would be a completely different flavour," Yuji Toyonaga, technical director at Le Cordon Bleu Tokyo said.

    On December 4th Japan’s farm ministry announced that increased production of home-use butter will go into effect immediately. This will compensate for the shortage expected during the end of the year holiday peaks.

    Butter is expected to arrive to supermarkets just in time for Christmas.

    But regardless to whether or not butter makes it onto Santa’s sleigh Mariko Nakamura assures that their bakery will have Christmas cakes ready, well in advance of December 25th

    “We have no worries that the current butter shortage will affect our ability to provide Christmas cakes for sale,” Mariko told AFP.

    It looks as though Japan’s Christmas has been saved just in the Saint NICK of time.

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  5. International Agency Piece filmed, produced and edited by Mariko Lochridge for Reuters Television Newswire Service. Not for resale or archive.

    Aired thousands of times by broadcasters worldwide including Al Jazeera, NBC and affiliates, TVN24, Phoenix News China, and so on.

    Shot on two different days with a Panasonic AG-HPX250 in NTSC format, both on-site at the art exhibit in western Tokyo and at the Tokyo University campus. Fukushima footage and art samples provided by artist. All interviews conducted in Japanese.

    See autoradiograph.org/ for more information on artist.

    Brief description of the story below via The Telegraph, based on reporting by Mariko Lochridge.

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    Artist turns Fukushima radiation into art
    A Japanese artist has decided to show the invisible aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear disaster

    Masamichi Kagaya has paired up with a university professor to help print out the contamination that is normally unseen to the naked eye.

    He made regular trips to the exclusion zones and began gathering contaminated items shortly after the meltdown of the Fukushima nuclear plant, and release of nuclear material across the area.

    For Kagaya, while many may call his work 'art', the works are a way to show scientific fact in an easy, visual form.

    Kagaya said: "Certainly by numbers we can understand (the levels of radiation). However without putting it into pictures it is difficult to understand how and where it is clinging to. That is why we have to put this into a visual image."

    By travelling to the exclusion area and areas as close as 10 kilometres from the damaged power plant, Kagaya has exposed himself to radiation levels of up to ten times the recommended dosage.

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A selection of pieces out of the hundreds of news stories I have shot, edited and produced for clients including Reuters and Agence France Presse.

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A selection of pieces out of the hundreds of news stories I have shot, edited and produced for clients including Reuters and Agence France Presse.

None of these stories are available for re-sale or archive - this collection is for showcasing a sampling of news stories I have worked on as a video journalist since 2011.

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