Misako Oba is a former newscaster and talk show host/director on Japanese television in New York City and in Japan. She turned to be a visual artist and writer/author. As she continues in her artistic practice in mixed media painting, printmaking, creative writing and fine art photography, she also contributes her writing and images to Japanese publications.
Misako fully enjoys listening to music, dancing salsa (both ON1 and ON2) and other Latin styles, cooking and baking creatively including healthy natural food dishes and macrobiotic sweets. She was raised in a musically rich environment, Hamamatsu, Japan where YAMAHA has its headquarter. She used to play the piano, electrical organ, guitar and occasionally enjoyed composing music.