Tomoko Otake

Tomoko Otake is a staff writer and editor with a strong interest in health, medical and social issues. She is an author of A Matter of Health, a new weekly series on the latest health research, technology and policy issues in Japan. A native of Nara Prefecture, she obtained an M.A. in journalism from The University of Montana.

For Tomoko Otake's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Automation comes to news-gathering in Japan

National / Media Mar 4, 2018

Automation comes to news-gathering in Japan

The news business in Japan has long been notoriously labor-intensive. Reporters assigned to the crime and disaster beats have largely relied on briefings from police officers or firefighters for their initial reports. But to get a scoop or avoid falling behind their competitors, they have ...