KEIKO SHIROKAWA is a producer for ZDF German Television. She began her career in the 1970s with work on a documentary film entitled Bastards on the Border, about the struggles of minorities living in the U.S. at the time of the bicentennial celebration. In the early 1980s, she filmed Palestinians at Beaufort Castle in southern Lebanon fighting against the borders drawn by the Europeans after WWI. In the 1990s, while working in London, she watched as European countries appeared to be trying to weaken the function of their own borders. She later worked as the chief of communications for Greenpeace Japan, until returning to television work after the Tohoku disaster of 3/11.

HIROO WATANABE became foreign news editor at the Sankei Shimbun in 2016. He joined the paper in 1989, after graduating from Keio University. During his first few years as a reporter, he covered criminal cases and Japan’s defense policy. In the following years, he reported from Cambodia, Rwanda and Congo. He attended University College Dublin and received a master’s degree in economic science in 1996. He has since held posts in Japan and overseas, including as Washington correspondent from 2006. He returned to Tokyo in 2011, as a deputy foreign editor, and later assumed the position of Yokohama Bureau Chief. Before his current position, he worked as a deputy editor since 2015.

Naoki Nakamura, Kaiji Press Co., Ltd.
Akiko Yagi, Phonics Inc.

Ethan Chua, Embassy of the Republic of Singapore
Frederic Chelmsford, TVT Japan K.K.
Allan Smith, RGA Reinsurance Company
Julio Arias, Delegation of the European Union
Masaki Enomoto, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.
Tatsuki Hioka, Tokyo Family Court
Hisato Imura, Keiso Shobo Publishing Co., Ltd.
Shinji Ishikawa, Ritsumeikan
Satoshi Kanazawa, TEC Air Service Corporation
Isao Kaneko, Brown Brothers Harriman Securities (Japan) Inc.
Akira Kimura, Japan Foreign Trade Council, Inc.
Toshiyuki Kamada, Sagami Chain Co., Ltd.
Takaharu Mitsui, Avoplus Japan, Inc.
Tsutomu Minoura, MTI Ltd.
Akihiro Miyashita, Ritsumeikan University
Kazuko Mukai, Wayo Women's University
Tomitada Nakazawa, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Hisashi Osone, TEC Air Service Corporation
Masahito Sakurazawa, Projet Co., Ltd.
Yoshihiro Shinagawa, Miki Shoko Co., Ltd.
Norio Takeda, Yakumo Sangyo Co., Ltd.
Koji Uenaka, Horizon Co., Ltd.

Yasuo Yoshitome