The Japan Times today announces the appointment of Sayuri Daimon as the new Managing Editor for The Japan Times. Daimon is the first woman to fill this role in the newspaper’s 116-year history.

Sayuri Daimon
Sayuri Daimon

Upon graduating from Sophia University, Daimon joined The Japan Times in 1991. Since then, she has covered various fields as a staff writer, ranging from politics to business. She became Domestic News Division Manager in 2006, Deputy Managing Editor in 2008, and Executive Operating Officer from July 2013. From Oct.1 she becomes Managing Editor.

In 2000, Daimon won the Nieman fellowship at Harvard University, and studied journalism and American politics. In 2005, she stayed in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, researching “Women in Saudi Arabia” as a fellow at King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies. She is the author of “Harvard-de-katarareru Sekai Senryaku (Diplomatic Strategies Discussed at Harvard)” published by Kobunsha.

Daimon said, “The Japan Times has long served as a media that connects Japanese and foreign people. However, with the advent of the Internet and social media, the environment surrounding the newspaper industry has drastically changed. As we commence an important tieup with The New York Times from mid-October, we will not only revitalize our newspaper content but also work to evolve into a media company that aggressively delivers news on Japan in English to the rest of the world via the Internet. We aim to cement our reputation as a must-have source of information for those who want to understand Japan deeply.”

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