AARON SHELDRICK is Chief Correspondent, Commodities and Energy, Japan at Reuters in Tokyo, coordinating coverage of a beat that involves everything from weekly government wheat tenders to the Fukushima nuclear disaster and its ramifications for energy markets, policy and business. Prior to joining Reuters in April last year, Aaron did stints at news organizations including Bloomberg, Thomson IFR and Hong Kong’s now-defunct Eastern Express, covering everything from stock markets to general news over a period of more than 18 years.

TOMOKI UEDA joined Kyodo News in 1979 after being awarded diplomas by the University of Salamanca, Spain.
After covering local news in Kyushu, he was assigned as a reporter for the Foreign News Section in 1987. Over the next 11 years, he served as bureau chief in Hanoi and Mexico City before posts in the agency’s Tokyo head office and Osaka.
As Washington deputy bureau chief (1998-2003) he experienced the turbulent news of the Clinton Impeachment, the Yugoslavia civil war, the 2000 Presidential Campaign, the 9/11 terror attack and the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan.
He was bureau chief in New York from 2007 to 2009, covering the Obama campaign and the 2008 financial crisis. He became Deputy Managing Director of the International Department in 2009 and Managing Director in June 2012.

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