Nationality Japanese
Age 28
Email midori@journeytoforever.org


Work description Journalist
Experience Six years
Work areas General reporting, news/business features, social issues, Third World issues
Published Shyukan Kinyobi, Hu-rights Osaka Newsletter, 2001 Fora, East Asia Review, Weekly Hong Kong, Hong Kong Post, Hong Kong Standard, others.
Books Co-authored 'Document Hong Kong 1996-97', a book about the year of Hong Kong's handover to China.


From August 1997 Started work on Journey to Forever (Hong Kong to Cape Town Overland)
Jul. 96-present Freelance Writer
Writing articles for Shyukan Kinyobi, Hu-rights Osaka Newsletter, 2001 Forum Newsletter, East Asia Review, Weekly Hong Kong, Hong Kong Post, Hong Kong Standard, others. Co-authored the book 'Document Hong Kong 1996-97' published by Shakai Hyoron Sha in Japan in December 1997.
Dec. 97-Sept. 99 Bridge Information Systems (HK) Ltd/Dow Jones Markets (HK) Ltd -- Financial services online
Apr. 97-Oct. 97 AVCJ Holdings Ltd -- Senior Staff Writer
Investigating and writing articles for Asian Venture Capital Journal and Mergers & Acquisitions Asia, covering private equity investment and merger and acquisition activities of Japanese companies in Asia.
Jul. 96-Mar. 97 TOWA Securities (Hong Kong) Ltd (The Sanwa Bank Group) -- Analyst
Writing Hong Kong Market Daily Comment every day, translating and editing Asia Weekly, which covers the stock markets in Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines.
Jun. 95-Jul. 96 Hong Kong Standard, Reporter
Covering general news, feature stories, education, as the only Japanese reporter in the newsroom.
Oct. 94-May 95 Pasona Press (HK) Co., Ltd.
Daily local news and Hong Kong, Taiwan, China business news for a fax-based Japanese newspaper, Hong Kong Business Post.
Jan. 94-Jul. 94 TV MAN UNION, Tokyo, Japan
Researching and conducting interviews for a TV production house.


Aug. 94-May 95 The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Studied Mandarin and Journalism on the Rotary Club 1994-95 Academic Year Ambassadorial Scholarship program.
Varsity Magazine, CUHK September 1994-May 1995
Staff writer and sub-section editor for the English magazine published by the Department of Journalism and Communication, the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Apr. 90-Mar. 94 International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan
Bachelor of Arts, March 1994
Majored in Japan Studies and modern history of Japanese relations with Southeast Asia.
ICU Student Newspaper 1991-1994
Editor-in-Chief and President of the monthly bilingual student newspaper team at the International Christian University.

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