Tomoko Okutsu started working for NHK in 1992 as a TV director. She has directed live factual shows, news magazine shows, and current-affairs documentaries. Since 2008, Tomoko was commissioning editor of NHK’s international co-production and acquisition slot “World Documentary”. She aired documentaries mainly on current affairs and social issues. After producing international news programmes for NHK WORLD JAPAN since 2018, she is currently back in the field of co-production and acquisition on factual contents for NHK’s Terrestrial and Satellite channels.