National Jun 11, 2015

FCCJ appoints new board members

The Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan, founded in 1945 and one of the world's oldest press clubs, elected its board of directors for 2015-2016 on Thursday. James Simms, a contributor to Forbes, was elected president. Peter Langan of Bloomberg News will serve as first vice ...

Veteran mourned by freelancer support group

National Feb 1, 2015

Veteran mourned by freelancer support group

by Eric Johnston

The murder of Kenji Goto highlights the dangers facing freelance journalists around the globe who bravely report from the world's most dangerous conflict zones — but without the institutional backup enjoyed by full-time reporters at mainstream media organizations. Goto was a part of this loose, ...

Hashimoto is Horie's kind of guy

National / Politics Jun 6, 2013

Hashimoto is Horie's kind of guy

by Tomohiro Osaki

Takafumi Horie, 40, the recently paroled founder of Internet firm Livedoor Co., said Wednesday he wants embattled Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto to become prime minister one day, citing his "ability to challenge" and "alter the status quo" of politics. Arrested in 2006 and later sentenced ...