- Senior Editor, Economics News Division, NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation), Japan
Degree, Political Science, Keio Univ., Tokyo. Since 1992, with NHK: first with Kyoto Bureau; 1996, joined Economics News Div.; 1998, covered Ministry of Int'l Trade and Industry; 2000, covered Ministry of Finance and Financial Services Agency; 2002; covered Bank of Japan; 2004-08, Senior Economic Corres., Washington DC News Bureau; 2010-14, Anchor, "Biz Plus" and "Biz Plus Sunday"; currently, Senior Editor, Economics News Div.. Has interviewed many leaders, incl. former US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, General Colin Powell, investor Warren Buffett, Carlos Ghosn (Nissan Motors), Kazuo Hirai (Sony), Howard Schultz (Starbucks) and Paul Bulcke (Nestlé).