KANA INAGAKI writes for the Financial Times about Japanese companies and technology from Tokyo. She is a native of Vancouver, Canada, and earned her Master of Arts degree from the University of Chicago. She began her career at the Tokyo bureau of Associated Press, covering Japanese politics, before moving to Kyodo News where she reported market and corporate news. She then spent four years as a Tokyo correspondent for the Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires covering the technology sector, M&A and markets before joining the FT in 2014.

NOBURU OKABE has been the Sankei Shimbun’s senior reporter for diplomatic issues since 2012. He joined the Sankei after graduating from Rikkyo University in 1981. After years of experience as a reporter for the city news desk covering the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department and the National Tax Agency, he studied at Duke University and Columbia University, both in the U.S. He was assigned to the foreign news desk before becoming Moscow Branch chief reporting on the status of the northern islands and the changes taking place in the Russian government from 1997 through 2000.

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