Miciyo Yamada is a Japanese journalist and she has lived in Italy for more than 36 years.

She was an editorial director of “amarena”, a Japanese monthly magazine specialized in the Italian fashion, art and culture, and now writes articles about fashion, interior, culture and food for several Japanese magazines and other media.

She is the first Japanese officially qualified as an olive oil taster by the Italian Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry. She participates as a member of judge panels in the international olive oil competitions not only in Italy but also in New York, Copenhagen as well as in Tokyo.