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Ran Sun is the Japan correspondent for China News Service. During her career in China, she covered a wide variety of events, from the Sichuan Earthquake of May, 2008, the Beijing Olympic Games, and the riots in Xinjiang in July, 2009. Since arriving in Japan, Sun has reported on such events as the 3/11 disasters, the islands dispute between China and Japan, the change in prime ministers and the visits of former Premier Wen Jiabao to Japan in 2010 and 2011. Sun has visited the Tohoku disaster zone more than ten times in order to report on the reconstruction efforts and the handling of the nuclear accident.




Akinori Hashimoto has been head of the NHK World Department since June, 2013. Hashimoto was born in Tokyo, and graduated from Hitotsubashi University with a degree in economics. He joined NHK in 1981, and was posted to Kagoshima. He spent a number of years with the Bangkok and Hanoi bureaus, and, later, in Beijing. He was made editor of the International News Division in 2004. After time in Fukuoka, from 2006, and as head of the China General Bureau, from 2008, he was made Head of the International News Division in 2010. In June, 2012, he was named head of the News Production Division of the NHK World Department, until his promotion last year.



Tomohisa Saito, Nippon BS Broadcasting Corp.
Shiro Baba, Kitasato University

Hirotaka Futatsuki,
Nippon BS Broadcasting Corp.

Seiji Yamazaki, Shojikiya Food Service Co., Ltd.
Nobuyuki Osawa, Exeno Yamamizu Corp.
Mariko Saito, Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
Seiji Kasashita, Rakuten Inc.



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