Hisane Masaki

Editor Japan

Editor Japan

Hisane Masaki is a Tokyo-based journalist, commentator and scholar on Japanese and international political and economic affairs. He worked for the Japan Times, Japan’s biggest English daily, for nearly 20 years (Apr.1985-Dec. 2004), and got numerous international scoops. Masaki served as the Japan Times’ national news editor (Oct.2000-Oct.2002) and then as its foreign news editor (Oct.2002-Dec.2004). After leaving the Japan Times, Masaki served as Director of Research at the Japan Forum on International Relations (JFIR), a leading Japanese think tank in Tokyo specializing in international affairs, (Dec.2004-Feb.2005) and concurrently served as a Steering Committee Member and Executive Secretary at the Council on East Asian Community (CEAC), another leading think tank in Tokyo. JFIR is chaired by Takashi Imai, former chairman of the Japan Business Federation, and CEAC is chaired by former Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone. Now Masaki writes analyses and columns regularly for Asia Times and other publications. He also serves as an Intellectual Member of the JFIR’s Policy Council. Masaki graduated from Waseda University in Mar.1985. He is professor of international politics and economics at IOND University, from which he received Honorary Ph.D. in international political economics in Apr. 2005.



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