DANIEL HURST is a freelance journalist working in Tokyo. Hurst started his journalism career in his home state of Queensland, writing for community newspapers. He previously covered Australian politics from Parliament House in Canberra, including as the political correspondent for the Guardian. Before that he worked as a national reporter for Fairfax Media mastheads including the Sydney Morning Herald and Melbourne Age. Daniel’s three years in Canberra spanned four prime ministers; apart from the tumultuous politics of the time he focused on education policy issues.He has worked in Tokyo since January, 2017, and has been published by the Guardian, the Times of London, Asia Times and Australian Associated Press.

NOBUYOSHI SAKAJIRI is the foreign news editor at the Asahi Shimbun. Sakajiri joined the Asahi Shimbun in 1989. He covered Hong Kong as a correspondent from 1996 to 1998. From 2002, Sakajiri was diplomatic correspondent in Washington D.C. From 2005 he was based in Beijing to cover China including the Beijing Olympic Games. He later spent a year in Washington D.C. as Asia Society Bernard Schwartz Fellow and three years and half as Beijing bureau chief before taking his present position in 2016. In 2007 he received the Vaughn Ueda Prize for his reporting from Washington D.C. and Beijing.

Chris Russell,
Custom Media K.K.
Peter Robinson,
The University Of Tokyo

Naomi Hatakeyama,
Doree Kami Co., Ltd.


Richard Arno,
Merrill Lynch Japan Securities Co., Ltd.
Keigo A. Mirwald,
Tokumaru Pearl Co., Ltd.
Eko Egashira, Aqua Moon Systems Co., Ltd.
Shinichi Fukuma, Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co., Ltd.
Kazuyoshi Furuhashi, Murayama Inc.
Sonoko Hatchoji, Nisshin Steel Co., Ltd.
Keiji Harano, Kyodo Public Relations Co., Ltd.
Ayako Kaiho, EY Advisory Co., Ltd.
Kazuo Kubo (No affiliation)
Yoshikazu Nagai, Mazda Motor Corporation
Yoshinobu Nakamura,
Yoshinobu Nakamura Law Office
Kosaku Nishida, Alloy Corporation
Hideki Taira, Mazda Motor Corporation
Mika Tsuiki, Ryu Insurance Agency Co., Ltd.
Yoshiyuki Wada, Wada Kaikei Jimusho
Takashi Yanagiya, Erecta International Corporation

Leonardo Griglie,
Touring Magazine