Naoko Abe
Naoko Abe

Naoko Abe is a Japanese journalist and nonfiction writer. She was the first female political writer to cover the Japanese prime minister’s office, the foreign ministry, and the defense ministry at Mainichi Shimbun, one of Japan’s largest newspapers. Since moving to London with her British husband and their two sons in 2001,she has worked as a freelance writer and has published five books in Japanese. Her biography of Collingwood Ingram in Japanese won the prestigious Nihon Essayist Club Award in 2016 and she has now rewritten the book with new material for English-language readers.

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Author: Naoko Abe | Narrator: Ellen Archer and Nicholas Guy Smith
Release Date: March 19, 2019
The incredible—and improbable—story of how an English eccentric saved Japan’s beloved cherry blossoms from extinction. Collingwood Ingram—known as “Cherry” for his defining passion—was born in 1880 and lived ...