Naoko is a committee member of WILJ and is assisting to organise the mentoring programme and other events for WILJ. She is a corporate associate at Herbert Smith Freehills advising on international M&A and commercial transactions. She obtained her first degree in 2006, BA(Hons) in International Relations from Keele University in the UK. She also read Human Rights for her Master’s degree before moving on to pursue her legal career. Naoko qualified as a solicitor of England & Wales in 2017. She joined the WILJ committee in 2020 as she was inspired by WILJ’s activities and wanted to give back to the group. She is particularly interested in supporting junior level professionals through WILJ activities.