Writer / Singer
Valérie Harvey is passionate about Japan since she discovered the Japanese language and its harmonious sounds that turn so well into melodic songs. In order to live the Japanese adventure to its full extent, she left Quebec to stay one year in Kyoto. Her first book, Passion Japon, was born from that experience.
As the land of the rising sun kept fascinating her, she decided to undertake a master degree about the low birth rate in Japan, which brought her back to Kyoto and led to a second book, Le Pari impossible des Japonaises.
Since her first visit to Japan, Valérie has been giving multiple conferences to make this wonderful country known by everyone and shed some light on many preconceived ideas about its culture, language and people. Along with her piano-playing husband, she also composes songs in French and Japanese.