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Number 1 Shimbun

New Members (December 2017)

New Members (December 2017)

Regular Member
Benjamin Tracy, CBS News

Reinstatement (Regular)
Peter Landers, The Wall Street Journal

Professional/Journalist Associate Member Chikako Hara, BBC Worldwide Japan Ltd.

Associate Members
Silas Chu, Hong Kong Trade Development Council Cheng Yen Chi, Hakuhodo DY Media Partners Inc.
Niels Meinke, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation Naheel Wafa Dajany, All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd.
Naoya Hamada, Nippon Steel & Sumikin Technology Co., Ltd.
Kansho Hayashi, Hoto-Ji
Kazuya Isemura, Shueisha Inc.
Takashi Inamura, Kitakoudensha Corporation Yoshitake Matsumoto, Stratus Technologies Japan, Inc.
Toshiaki Mizutani, Innovation Inc.
Satoshi Nagasaka, Tsurumi University
Hidehisa Onda, Onda Planning & Execution Inc.
Isamu Otsuki, No affiliation
Kazunori Yoshino, Mitsuho Ltd.


No1-2017-12 Tracy Benjamin

Biogaraphy of Mr. Benjamin Tracy,

Ben Tracy is a CBS News foreign correspondent covering Asia and based in Beijing.

He reports for all CBS News platforms, including the "CBS Evening News," "CBS This Morning" and "CBS Sunday Morning."

Since joining CBS News in 2008, Tracy has covered a wide range of national and international stories including the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio; massive wildfires in the Western U.S. and Canada; the 2014 hostage crisis in Sydney Australia; the 2011 earthquake and Tsunami in Japan, as well as the Royal Wedding of Prince William and the former Kate Middleton in London the same year. In 2016, Tracy traveled to Cuba to explore the increase in American tourism resulting from the lifting of travel restrictions. He also covered the historic drought in the Western United States, Hurricane Sandy which ravaged the east coast in 2012, and the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Gifford in Tucson, Arizona.

Before joining CBS News, Tracy was a reporter for WCCO-TV in Minneapolis, where he was a member of the station's investigative team, covering major stories, such as the methamphetamine epidemic and the collapse of the 35W bridge.

During that time, he also was a contributor to CBS News' "Saturday Early Show," to which he brought his signature "Good Question" segment, started at WCCO-TV, to a national audience.

Prior to joining WCCO-TV, Tracy worked as a reporter at WISN-TV Milwaukee and WBAY-TV Green Bay, Wisc.

He is the recipient of six Emmy Awards and two Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia Awards honoring excellence in broadcast news.

Tracy was born in St. Paul, Minn. He graduated from Marquette University with bachelor's degrees in broadcast journalism and political science. He also earned a master's degree in public service from Marquette University.



No1-2017-12 Landers Peter

Biography of Mr. Peter Landers,

Peter has 18 years of experience at The Wall Street Journal as a reporter, editor and bureau chief. He joined the Journal as a Tokyo correspondent in 1999 and moved to the U.S. in 2002, where he served as a page-one staff editor in New York and assistant bureau chief in Washington, among other positions. He assumed his present post in February 2014.

Peter is a graduate of Yale, where he studied classics and Japanese. With colleagues, he shared the National Press Foundation's online journalism award for coverage of the Supreme Court's 2012 ruling on the Affordable Care Act and the Society for American Business Writers and Editors explanatory journalism award for coverage of the Fukushima nuclear accident. He is fluent in Japanese and serves as a guest commentator on the TBS Saturday evening program "Shin Joho7days Newscaster."


Published in: December 2017

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