I lived and worked in Japan for over seven years, and speak and read the language to a native level. Although I now live in Amsterdam, I retain a keen interest in current affairs and social issues in Japan, and do both remote and local work for Japanese clients. This is a selection of articlesContinue reading “Japanese culture and society”
In early 2015 I led a research project into the contemporary Japanese living environment for the Rebuild Japan Initiative Foundation, an independent think tank in Tokyo.
The earthquake, tsunami and subsequent nuclear crisis that struck Japan in March 2011 is known as the country’s own 9.11. It left 18,000 dead and hundreds of thousands suffering in flimsy and rotting temporary homes. It significantly reshaped the country’s politics, energy policy, civil society, media, corporate governance, and agriculture, and the consequences are stillContinue reading “Fukushima”
I cut my journalistic teeth at Reuters in Tokyo, where I worked until late 2014. During that time I mostly covered Japan’s biggest technology firms, writing about Sony’s struggle to become profitable in electronics, Toshiba’s bid to grow its nuclear business, and Panasonic’s transformation into a B2B company. I also took on cow wearables andContinue reading “Tech correspondent at Reuters in Tokyo”