Journalist. Received a BA in history from Kokugakuin University. Did graduate work in religion at George Washington University. Worked at the Nagano bureau and Tokyo foreign news desk of the Mainichi Shimbun and also served as the Jakarta bureau chief. Was Singapore bureau chief of the Sankei Shimbun. Based in Jakarta, he currently covers Southeast Asia for Pan Asian News. Works include Ajia no naka no Jieitai (The Role of Japan’s Self-Defense Forces in Asia) and Minshu kokka e no michi, Jakaruta hōdō no 2,000 nichi (The Road to Democracy: 2,000 Days Reporting from Jakarta).
Feb 15, 2019