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Kana Nishizawa is Bloomberg’s new Tokyo bureau chief, driving coverage of Japan’s biggest stories in a global context. She studied broadcast journalism in Canada after completing a degree in political science, philosophy and religion at the University of Toronto. Kana joined Bloomberg in 2009, covering the rise of Abenomics and its impact on markets as well as the March 2011 earthquake. Later, she was based in Hong Kong for eight years, spearheading news including China’s opening of its capital markets, the burst of the equity bubble, and was reporting during the umbrella protests that rocked the city state in 2014.


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James Rocky Swift covers healthcare and pharmaceutical companies in Japan for Reuters. A native of Florida, Rocky first came to Japan with the JET Program in 2000 to teach English in Nagano Prefecture. After getting an MBA at the University of Hawaii, he worked at Bloomberg News in Tokyo and New York for eight years covering financial markets. In 2014, he joined the U.S. State Department and did stints in West Africa, Washington DC and Tokyo. He made his return to journalism with Reuters in 2019.



Tsuyoshi Takemura, Burson Cohn & Wolfe Japan Inc.

Published in: March 2020

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