Thomas Shomaker is a video producer and documentary filmmaker. A 2014 graduate of Columbia Journalism School, he has produced, shot or reported stories in 21 states, Japan, The U.K., Brazil, China and The Navajo Nation. His work has appeared on CNN, WNET's MetroFocus, SciTechNow and New York Treasures, The Huffington Post, NationSwell, UpWorthy, RepubblicaTV and a variety of other publications. Thomas is proficient in Japanese and lives with his wife, a Japanese national from Wakayama Prefecture, and their two children, Kyoka and Keito. Thomas and his family spend their time between Japan and New York City.