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JOHANN FLEURI is a correspondent for daily newspaper Ouest-France which has a print and web version. She also regularly contributes to Le Monde Diplomatique, Causette, Sept Info (Switzerland) and other magazines. In Japan, she covers politics, the economy, culture and travel. Johann has been working as a journalist for almost 10 years, including six at a daily newspaper in France. She spent one year in Japan in 2009 and visited often before deciding to settle in Tokyo in 2015. In 2013 she won the Robert Guillain prize for her work on Tohoku reconstruction.



MOTOKO RICH is the Tokyo bureau chief for the New York Times after spending 13 years at the mother ship in New York, where she covered the housing market, book publishing, the U.S. economy, and education. Since graduating from Yale and Cambridge universities, her career began as a reporter at the Financial Times in London. She has also worked as a staff reporter at the Wall Street Journal. She lives in Tokyo with her husband and two children, aged 12 and 10.





AYAKO MIE covers Japanese politics and policies for the Japan Times. She started her career as a reporter at Tokyo Broadcasting System in 2001. In 2008, she went to journalism school at the University of California, Berkeley, as a Fulbright scholar. On returning to Japan in December 2010, she worked for the Washington Post as a special correspondent. Ayako was also awarded with the Wall Street Journal Asia Fellowship at NYU in 2014 and spent 18 months at the NYU’s Stern School of Business, and the Economic Reporting Program.

Christopher Jones, Custom Media K.K.
Hirato Shimasaki, Japan Golf Journalist Association
Hideaki Ota, The Sankei Shimbun

Yoichi Minato, MX Engineering Co., Ltd.
Takeru Ogawa, Ogawa Construction Co., Ltd.




The Ideas Industry: Comparative Perspectives

Kent E. Calder (fwd.); Michael Kotler (ed.)

The Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies

Gift from Andrew Horvat


The Comfort Women: Historical, Political, Legal and Moral Perspectives

Kumagai Naoko; David Noble (trans.)

International House of Japan

Gift from George Baumgartner


How Like a God: Deification in Japanese Religion

Sato Hiroo; David Noble (trans.)

International House of Japan

Gift from George Baumgartner


Censored 2017: The Top Censored Stories and Media Analysis of 2015 – 2016

Mickey Huff (ed.); Andrew Lee Roth (ed.); Project Censored (with); Mark Crispin Miller (fwd.); Khalil Bendib (cartoons)

Seven Stories Press

Gift from Suvendrini Kakuchi


Another Kyoto

Alex Kerr

Sekai Bunka Publishing

Gift from Sekai Bunka Publishing Inc.


Nyumon Toranpu seiken

Hiroki Sugita (supervision); Kyodo Tsushinsha (ed.)

Kyodo Tsushinsha

Gift from Masaaki Urano (Kyodo News)


Kyodo tsushin nyusu yotei: 2017

Kyodo Tsushinsha Henshukyoku Yotei Senta

Kyodo Tsushinsha

Gift from K.K. Kyodo News

Published in: February 2017

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