Meet the Team​

Donna Burke

​CEO

Donna has been living in Japan working as a professional singer and actor since 1996 and started Dagmusic in 2004. Her hobbies are making and watching wood fires, gardening, making bread, watching her cats and reading young adult fiction books. Her favorite quote is “It is easy to be heavy, but hard to be light” by G.K. Chesterton.
 

Bill Benfield

Writer/Editor

Bill grew up in London and moved to Tokyo in 1981. He is an accomplished guitar and mandolin player. Bill enjoys cooking and his favorite quote is "A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it’s not open" by Frank Zappa

Michael Bain

Director of Operations

Michael hails from Brisbane, Australia and has been in Japan since 2014. You'll probably find him at home playing video games, making something up on the piano, or out and about exploring Tokyo's video game music scene. A fine balance between 'Nerd' and 'Geek', he uses his gaming skills to solve all sorts of projects and challenges within Dagmusic. His favorite quote is  "Hard work brings you to where luck is" by Falk Au Yeong

Born and raised in Japan, Haruyo likes to learn new things and often loses track of time in learning. She also likes eating and playing the piano which makes her feel calm. Her favorite quote is "keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground".

Project Coordinator

Haruyo Ichinoseki

Vivian Ma

Project Manager

Vivian was born in China and raised in New Zealand. She graduated from the University of Sydney with a degree in Media. Her favorite singer in high school was Japanese and that's how she started learning Japanese. Vivian is a trilingual professional. Her favorite video game is the Uncharted series, but she hasn’t completed it once yet although she tries. Recently she is into PUBG. Her favorite saying is “Happiness lies in contentment."

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