is a media company based in Kagoshima, Japan that crafts compelling narratives through the art of visual storytelling. Our team works closely with clients to understand their vision and bring it to life on screen. From concept development to post-production, we handle every aspect of the video production process to ensure that the final product exceeds expectations.


We pride ourselves on our ability to capture the essence of a brand or message and convey it in a way that resonates with audiences. Whether it’s a short promotional video or a feature-length documentary, we approach each project with a passion for storytelling and a commitment to excellence.

At our core, 
we believe that video has the power to inspire, educate, and transform. That’s why we strive to create videos that not only look great but also have substance and meaning. Whether you’re looking to promote a new product, showcase your company’s values, or simply tell a compelling story, we’re here to help. 


Kagoshima Prefecture

People of Kagoshima

Documentary Series
Mitch Stapleton – Director, Editor
Josh Morinaga – Camera


NHK Kagoshima

Kagoshima Underground

TV Series
Mitch Stapleton – Producer
Josh Morinaga – Camera, Editor



The Fight

Mitch Stapleton – Director, Editor
Josh Morinaga – Camera


Who is Akashiya?

Corporate Video
Mitch Stapleton – Director, Editor
Josh Morinaga – Camera



Fireworks in Kinko Bay

Company Event Video
Mitch Stapleton – Director, Editor
Josh Morinaga – Camera

My Concierge Inc.

Hiroshima Sake Brewery

Regional Promotion Video
Mitch Stapleton – Producer
Josh Morinaga – Camera, Editor


Mitch Stapleton

Mitch is one of the Co-Presidents and Executive Producer of STORi STUDIOS. He is an entrepreneur, radio and television personality, and digital content creator. Growing up in Las Vegas, he came to Kagoshima as a young college graduate, and after seeing Kagoshima’s potential as a birthplace for startup companies, he founded STAPLETON – an innovative learning center and language school, and STORi STUDIOS. Mitch has worked with major Kagoshima companies and local governments to help develop their global branding and international messaging. He is also a regular on local media outlets and hosts his own radio show on MyuFM.

Josh Morinaga

Josh is a Co-President and Director of Photography at STORi STUDIOS, where he brings a passion for storytelling and video creation to his work. His experience in filming and editing dates back to his high school years. Josh was born in the state of Hawaii, but he moved to Japan for higher education. Together with his business partner Mitch, Josh co-founded STORi STUDIOS, which has allowed him to bring numerous stories to life, work with a diverse range of clients, and film and edit hundreds of high-quality videos. 

Kiyoka Dainenji

Kiyoka is the Client Services Manager at STORi STUDIOS. She was born in Kagoshima City, Japan. She has worked in the U.S. buying furniture, clothing, and other items, and as a sales representative, proposing products to buyers and working as a VMD consultant (Visual Merchandiser). She is also a TEDx Kagoshima staff member and volunteer. She is a representative of a non-profit organization in the fields of sound upbringing of children, protection of human rights, and promotion of peace.