Journalist and filmmaker. Mikami joined Mainichi Broadcasting System as an announcer in 1987. In 1995 she moved to Okinawa for the launch of Ryukyu Asahi Broadcasting Corp. While working as main anchor for the local news program Station Q, she produced many documentary programs about Okinawan culture, nature, and society including Sitting by the Sea: The 600-Day Battle of Henoko and To Die a Hero or To Die a Dog? In 2010 she received the Women in Broadcasting Award from the society of Japanese Women in Radio and Television. The television version of The Targeted Village won many prizes including the Grand Prize at the ZA-Koenji Documentary Film Festival. The theatrical version (2013) was chosen by Kinema Junpo as Best Cultural Film of the year, and at Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival 2013 it won the Directors Guild of Japan Award and Citizen’s Prize. She currently works freelance as a journalist and filmmaker, and teaches Okinawan folklore at Okinawa International University.