About






 

Education

2002 - 2003         Columbia University's J-School and SIPA       New York

Dual Degree:  Master of Science in Journalism and Master of International Affairs

§   Concentration: Print Journalism, East Asian studies (Korean Peninsula affairs). Graduation Date: Dec. 2003

§   Rotary Club International Ambassadorial Scholar


1988 - 1993                       Keio University                                       Tokyo
Bachelor of Arts in Economics

§   A member of the seminar of Prof. Haruo Shimada, a special adviser to the Cabinet Office, majoring in international political economy.

Professional Experience

April 2016 - Jan 2017           Thomson Reuters                            Tokyo
Senior Online News Editor/Translator

§   Managed Reuters' Japanese website and social-media presence.

§   Wrote headlines, spots, captions, graphic text and other display copy for the website, and finalized layouts.

Sept 2014 - March 2016        Huffington Post Japan                          Tokyo
Editor in Chief

§   In charge of overseeing all of the day-to-day editorial content and operations of the Huffington Post Japan.

Jan 2009 - Sept 2014          Jane's Defence Weekly                            Tokyo
Correspondent

§   Covered news on Japan's defense.

Oct 2012 - Dec 2013        Wall Street Journal Japan                          Tokyo
Editor

§   Edied Japanese-language news articles of the Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires, translated English-language articles of WSJ and DJ into Japanese, and sometimes wrote and reported on various issues by myself.

May 2004 - Sept 2012         Asia Times Online                                      Tokyo
Senior Writer

§   Covered a broad range of Asian affairs such as on Sino-Japanese relations and Korean Peninsula issues.

March 2009 - March 2012    Nikkei CNBC Japan                                  Tokyo
TV Commentator

§   Commented on financial markets. I use my pen name Kosuke Goto at Nikkei CNBC Japan.

Jan 2009 - Dec 2009 Institutional Investor Magazine               Tokyo
Freelancer

§   Interviewed Japanese business leaders and professionals.


July 2005 - Sept 2008        Bloomberg News                                        Tokyo
Staff Writer

§   Covered the foreign exchange markets, primarily dollar, euro and yen trading by writing real-time updates, breaking news and feature stories. I used my pen name Kosuke Goto at Bloomberg.

Feb 2004 - May 2005       RIM Intelligence Co                                     Tokyo
Staff Writer

§   Covered oil products markets in Singapore, China, Taiwan and Japan by writing short real-time updates and daily comments on those markets.

May- July, 2002              The New York Times                                   Tokyo
Intern

§   Worked closely with the Tokyo Bureau’s three reporters. The duties included general background research; conducting interviews, both jointly with the reporters, and on my own; participation in story conferences.

2000 - 2001                     Dow Jones Japan                                       Tokyo

Copy Editor

§   Engaged in Japanese-language news services mainly on the US stock stories, editing about 20 stories per day and translating English-language articles of the Wall Street Journal, the Asian Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires into Japanese.

 

1993 - 1999                     The Asahi Shimbun                 Toyama & Hokkaido
Staff Writer

§   Only pool reporter to cover the conference between Chinese President Jiang Zemin and the Governor of Hokkaido when Jiang visited Hokkaido in November 1998.

§   Visited the Northern Territories, the problem lands between Russia and Japan, and reported on the situations of those islands.

§   Covered a broad range of topics including economics, sports and crime.


1988                Baltimore Economic Development Corporation

Exchange Trainee                                                         Baltimore, Maryland

§   Selected as an exchange trainee to a sister city program of Kawasaki City, and researched trade issues between the United States and Japan.

§   Awarded an Honorary Citizenship of Baltimore for my work.

Special Skills

 

§   Japanese(native), English(fluent), Korean (advanced), Chinese(basic)

§   Proficient in Bloomberg terminal, Windows XP, MS Word and Excel.

 

Extracurricular Activities

 

§   Representative to The Ship for Southeast Asian Youth Program (SSEAYP) '92 sponsored by the Japanese government.

§   Two-time representative to the Business Tomorrow International Conference organized by Princeton University's Foundation for Student Communication, Inc. (FSC).