2016 Rakugo in Thailand & Vietnam
Became Laughter Ambassador - India
Rakugo in India & Singapore
Fuji TV - 'Mina no News'
Rakugo & Laughter Yoga in Liverpool, UK
Rakugo in Kuala Lumpur & Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Rakugo & seminar in Taiwan
Rakugo at the Japan Day Festival. Liverpool, UK
Rakugo at Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony 2016
Guest appearance FM Amagasaki Radi-
2015 MBS Radio 'Komori Yasunori's Asakara Tenkomori!'
Rakugo in Las Vegas
Rakugo tour in Bosnia, Croatia, Slovenia, Montenegro & Turkey
Rakugo on International cruise ships
Rakugo & workshops in Bulgaria
Rakugo & Talk in Durham, England
European Rakugo Tour - Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Hungary, Germany, Switzerland, Holland
Rakugo & Talk in Belgium
Rakugo Tour in Turkey - Istanbul, Ankara, Denizli (15 shows)
2014 Rakugo & workshops in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Rakugo in Liverpool, England
Nihon TV - 'Sekai Marumie! TV Tokusobu'
TBS TV - ‘Tokoro-san no Nippon no Deban!’
Rakugo in the USA – San Francisco, Los Angeles, Colorado & Honolulu (8 performances)
Global Innovation Conference ‘Hack Osaka 2014’ - MC
Epoch Times. Jan 2014
Asahi Shimbun Digital - 'Shukatsu Asahi'. Jan 2014
Monthly magazine 'Budo' Jan 2014
Monthly magazine 'Shincho 45' Jan 2014
Rakugo in Dubai
2013 Recipient of Nakasone Yasuhiro Incentive Award, presented by the Former Prime Minister of Japan.
Kimono Workshop (How to dress in kimono)
Osaka MICE distination showcase MICE night - MC
FM Yokohama/FM Cocolo 'Sunstar Weekend Journey' – guest
Sekisui House Showroom 'Sumu fumu lab' - Balloon workshop
Jiji press magazine ' Grass roots'
Rakugo in English in Finland, Norway & Estonia
Rakugo in English - Hyper Japan, London.
NHK TV - 'NHK Special Nippon Shinsei'
Nihon TV - ’Nepu & Imoto's Sekai Banzuke'
UNESCO sponsored event - Rakugo in English
Talk & Slide show - ' Sharing Smiles in Tohoku' in Kobe
Rakugo & Tour guide for 'Japanese Traditional Culture and Craftwork Day Trip'
Rakugo in English - Bangalore, India
Became certificated teacher of Laughter Yoga
NHK Culture Center - Teaching Japanese Culture in English (from 2012)
2012 JAILA (Japan Association of Liberal Arts) Symposium
NHK radio Radio Shinyabin 'Jinsei Watashi Ryu'
Yomiuri TV - 'Takajin's Sokomade Itte Iinkai'
Fuji TV - 'Nakayoshi TV'
Rakugo at Laughter Yoga event, Tokyo
Eiken Children’s Christmas show, Sapporo
2011 Radio City Liverpool, England
Dokuenkai. Amuse Museum, Asakusa, Tokyo
Nara TV - Regular presenter
Big Bang Children’s Museum - balloon show
Nagoya Junior Chamber of Commerce, Tea ceremony event (Ocha Kai)
Hyper Japan 2011, London, England - English rakugo
Talk on Japan - Junior High School, Liverpool, England
NHK Hall - English rakugo for Children
April, May, June – Volunteer entertainer in areas affected by the Great Northeast Japan Earthquake and Tsunami: Rakugo for senior citizens & balloon shows for children in Sendai, Ishinomaki, Higashi-Matsushima, Rikuzentakata, Kesenuma
2010 Noge Street Performers Festival, Yokohama
Shuwa rakugo, Osaka City event
2009 J.COM Special. Guest
NHK World -「OUT & ABOUT」 Reporter
MBS Radio - Guest
JICA Seminar on public speaking
Sign language rakugo and talk show in Yamaguchi
2008 Performs sign language rakugo for the first time (Chuo-ku Challenged Association Council)
Yomiuri TV “Information Live Miyaneya”, Asahi Broadcasting “Move”, NHK World TV “Out & About” Miyamacho and Shinsekai Reporter, FM Cocolo “Person” Click
JAL Scholarship Program Lecture and English rakugo
2007 Performs at Hanjotei
NHK “English de shaberanaito”
Midosuji 70th Anniversary Yomiuri Newspaper Osaka Edition 55th Anniversary Forum panelist
Osaka-San Francisco Sister City 50th Anniversary English rakugo performed in San Francisco
21st Century Journalist Forum (Kansai Press Club)
NHK World TV “Nippon Yajikita Journey” reporter, Yomiuri TV “Information Live Miyaneya”
Completes basic sign language course
2006 Completes sign language introductory course
Performs English rakugo at the Japan-America Society of Osaka
NHK Radio International Broadcast
2005 Performs English rakugo at the British Embassy-sponsored party
The Daily Yomiuri 50th Anniversary Talk Show appearance
Kansai TV “Ohayo Kansai” Take on a dream, NHK “Fight”, Yomiuri TV ” Narutomo!”
Agency for Cultural Affairs Japanese Education Meet
Obtains Osaka Performer licence
Main presenter of NHK Radio digital Bazaa
2004 Fuji TV “Mezamashi TV”, NHK Educational TV “Look Hustle Listen Hustle”
2003 Performs English rakugo at the British Embassy-sponsored party
Asahi Broadcasting “Ohayo Call”, Sky PerfectTV “Preserving Japanese lodgings”, Perfect TV English rakugo
2002 Received teacher's licence for tea ceremony (Sado, Omotte Senke School).
Appeared in NHK TV and radio shows, TBS “Neighborly”, Kansai TV “A Plate of Smiles”, Tokai TV “Super News”
2001 Performs English rakugo in London
Wins an award at Tempozan World Performance Festival
NHK “Hello Nippon”, NHK “Totteoki Kansai”, Mainichi Broadcasting “Today’s Voice”, PerfectTV GLC Education channel commercial appearance, NHK “Kansai Genki Message”, Mainichi Broadcasting “Chichin Puipui”
2000 Solo show at Ikutama Shrine
1999 Appears in the annual Rakugo Meet at Wahha Kamigata for the first time
English Rakugo American Tour (Seattle, Atlanta)
1998 Began studying rakugo and made stage debut as a Rakugo artist.
Appeared on Nihon TV “Koi no Karasawagi” international specials (5 times)
1996-7 Began appearing on Japanese TV shows as a presenter. Guested on YTV’s “Kiss Dake de Iya”
1996 Introduced to Katsura Shijaku and made stage debut as his on-stage assistant
Went to USA & Europe to study balloon art. Began performing as a balloon artist.
1994 Obtains teacher's licence in flower arranging (Misaki School)
1990 Arrived in and hitch-hiked around Japan.
Newspapers and magazines
The Japan Times; A Row of Gingko Trees; Global Manager; Newsweek; Osakafu Gekkan Wahha (magazine); Mainichi Newspaper; Ichou Hoseki; Nikkei Newspaper; Education Journal English Journal; Kobe Newspaper; Sankei Newspaper Catholic Pictorial (UK newspaper); Aera; Asahi Newspaper Daily; Post (UK newspaper); Yomiuri Life; The Asahi Weekly Funny Paper (Canadian magazine); Living Osaka; Kyoto Newspaper Balloon Magic (US magazine); The Daily Yomiuri; ALC Kansai Scene Sunday Mainichi; Yukan Fuji; Kansai Time Out; Osaka Prefecture Cultural Arts Almanac; Osaka Municipal Association Foundation “Osakajin” No. 56; NHK Radio English Conversation Advanced text, Epoch Times, Asahi Shimbun Digital - 'Shukatsu Asahi'.
2002 Yomiuri Newspaper Website Diane Kichijitsu Living Quietly Essay series
2003 The Daily Yomiuri “Lucky Rakugo” Essay series
2006-08 Mainichi Weekly “Diane Kichijitsu’s Happy Happenings” Essay series
International Entertainment/Balloon Art Conventions
Texas (USA), Las Vegas (USA), Belgium (Europe), Boston (USA), Tokyo (Japan), Arizona (USA), Denver (USA)