Meanwhile, from 2000 to 2001 she was engaged in the construction of Japanese Gardens at the Chelsea Flower Show, where they received a Gold Medal and ‘Best in Show’ awards.
Angela has also been closely involved as a coordinator and interpreter concerning the maintenance of the Japanese Garden at Tatton Park, where the 100th anniversary of its establishment was celebrated in 2011.
A dedication to cultural exchange, both at the local community level and nationally, has been a key feature of Angela’s activities. Between 2005 and 2011, as Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson of the Japan Society North West, she organised a biennial “Japan Day” Festival alternating between Manchester and Liverpool. It has become one of the most prominent of such events outside London, enabling visitors to get a feel for Japan in an enjoyable and stimulating way.
In the reverse direction, reflecting her long association with Kagawa, in 2004 she was nominated as ‘Kagawa Ambassador’, since when she has extensively promoted the links between Kagawa and the UK, for instance by leading groups of British high school students to Japan and by participating as a commentator on tourism promotion at the Setouchi International Symposium in 2010.