Irene Herrera

Irene Herrera

VJ + documentary filmmaker

Roving video journalist and documentary filmmaker based in Asia-Pacific. Often covering Latin America as well. Eng-Spa-Jpn-Por-Fra spoken.

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Father-daughter Time for INDIGENOUS MEDIA

"It's about the bond not the braid."

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Way of Tea

Way of Tea

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Foraging for Lunch in the Imperial City

Vox Creative just launched Meridian, a new standalone digital content brand that is fully funded by Chase Sapphire Reserve. The new travel-focused site features a different country in each edition. For this first one, focused on Japan, I followed Danish chef and co-founder of the New Nordic Cuisine, Mads Refslund as he forages with chef Yoshihiro Imai of Monk.

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Inside the Inner Sanctum of the World's Largest Fish Market

Vox Creative just launched Meridian, a new standalone digital content brand that is fully funded by Chase Sapphire Reserve. The new travel-focused site features a different country in each edition. For this first one, focused on Japan, I followed Danish chef and co-founder of the New Nordic Cuisine, Mads Refslund on his first visit ever to Tsukiji, the world's largest fish market.

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A Secret Teahouse and Its Zen Buddhist Bartender

Vox Creative recently launched Meridian, a new standalone digital content brand that is fully funded by Chase Sapphire Reserve. The new travel-focused site features a different country in each edition. For this first one, focused on Japan, I followed Danish chef and co-founder of the New Nordic Cuisine, Mads Refslund as he visits this secret teahouse.

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LGBT students bullied in Japan for Human Rights Watch

Published on Jul 8, 2016

The Japanese government has failed to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students from school bullying. Government policies addressing bullying do not specifically address LGBT students, who are among the most vulnerable to bullying. Instead, the national bullying prevention policy promotes social norms at the expense of basic rights.

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Overcoming Microcephaly for AJ+

"Humans have the capacity to overcome anything," says this 25-year-old born with microcephaly.

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AJ+ - LIVE: Tokyo's Harajuku Fashion Walk | Facebook

Harajuku’s fashionistas showcase their creative ensembles while strutting through Tokyo’s famous Takeshita-dori.

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AJ+ - Urban Farming at Work in Tokyo

Forget farm to table, how about farm to office desk? Human resources and recruitment firm Pasona Group dedicates one acre of their downtown Tokyo office building to growing and harvesting over 280 types of vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers. The firm's 1,500 employees help grow, harvest and eat the food.
Produced by video journalist Irene Herrera for AJ+.

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What It's Like to Date a Video Game Character for Seeker Network

Japanese otome games give women the chance to meet the perfect boyfriend. The only catch is that he lives on their phone.

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AJ+ Tsunami Japan 2011: 5 Years Later – Snapshots For Onagawa

Photographer Mayumi Suzuki lost her parents when the 2011 tsunami devastated her hometown of Onagawa, Japan. When she returned, she found her father’s camera and began to document the reconstruction. What she found was hope and healing.

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Japan: Bullied LGBT Students Unprotected | Human Rights Watch

The Japanese government has failed to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students from school bullying. Government policies addressing bullying do not specifically address LGBT students, who are among the most vulnerable to bullying. Instead, the national bullying prevention policy promotes social norms at the expense of basic rights.

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The Streets of Tokyo for Discovery Digital's Seeker Network

Immerse yourself in the energy of Tokyo. Within the sea of people, discover cherry blossoms, handmade noodles, and futuristic technology.

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DDN Seeker Network- How This Town Produces No Trash - YouTube

In 2003, the local government in Kamikatsu, Japan decided to require that all residents comply with a new, rigorous recycling program - perhaps the most rigorous in the world.

Since then, the town composts, recycles, or reuses 80% of its garbage. It may not technically be 100% zero waste, as the remaining 20% goes into the landfill, but it's a remarkable achievement for an entire community, in such a short amount of time. The impacts have been positive - cutting costs for the community drastically, as well as improving the conditions of the lush and beautiful environment that surrounds the town in Southeast Japan.

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AJ+ - Police Build A Drone Catcher To Take Out Other Drones

Tokyo police have come up with a simple solution for taking out suspicious drones: a net. A special unit that flies large drones with big nets was set up last year after a drone was found on the roof of the Japanese prime minister's office.