Satomi Kubo joined UNU-IAS as an administrative assistant for Operating Unit Ishikawa/Kanazawa (OUIK) in 2017. Before coming to UNU-IAS, she worked for an international logistics company in Tokyo for ten years, arranging overseas shipments and dealing with accounts and administration. Prior to that, she worked at Narita Airport as a member of the Japan Airlines ground crew for seven years. Ms. Kubo holds a BA from the Faculty of Foreign Studies of Kansai Gaidai University. Now having returned to Kanazawa, where she was born, she is rediscovering the wonderful nature and culture of her hometown.