Shiho Takezawa is an automobile reporter at Bloomberg. She joined the beat after a year with a rotational program, in which she covered economy, bonds, companies, and breaking news. Prior to Bloomberg, Takezawa was a student intern at the Tokyo offices of The New York Times and Ernst & Young. She graduated from International Christian University last year with a bachelor’s in Liberal Arts. In her junior year at college, she studied at UC Berkeley as an exchange student. She was born in Tsukuba and raised in Kyoto.

Alexander N. Lenin is a staff writer for the Russian national daily newspaper Rossiyskaya Gazeta who has been assigned as its full-time Japan correspondent this year. The paper has a daily circulation exceeding 130,000 copies with 41 bureaus in Russia and abroad. Lenin has been in professional journalism since 2008. He is a member of the Union of Russian Journalists and International Federation of Journalists as well. He held a similar position in Tokyo from 2015 till 2018.

Manabu Araya, Asahi Breweries, Ltd.
Kazunobu Imoto, Asahi Breweries, Ltd.
Yukari Hayashi, Amber World Associates Co., Ltd.
Seita Iida, Yokohama Photo
Hiroko Masuda, M Company, Inc.
Joji Okada, Japan Audit & Supervisory Board Members Association
Masako Suzuki, Pasona Group Inc.

Kuniyuki Shudo, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings, Inc.