Anna Maxwell

Director

Anna’s twenty-year career in international finance, the film industry, national politics and thought leadership has taken her from account and communications management to analytical and creative writing, and from London to Hong Kong and now Tokyo.

With scholarships in Classics from Oxford University, Anna has a particular interest in the aesthetic power of the past over the present; and it was Reception Theory that led her to Barthes, cultural semiotics and her role at Yuzu Kyodai. She leads written content creation both internally and for client projects.

Of course, none of this impresses her young daughter, who is much more interested in Anna’s local knowledge of Tokyo’s best playgrounds and toy shops.