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
§ A member of the seminar of Prof. Haruo Shimada, a special adviser to the
Cabinet Office, majoring in international political
April 2016 - Jan 2017 Thomson Reuters Tokyo
§ 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
§ 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
§ Covered news on Japan's defense.
Oct 2012 - Dec 2013 Wall Street Journal Japan Tokyo
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
§ 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
§ Commented on financial markets. I use my pen name Kosuke Goto at Nikkei CNBC Japan.
Jan 2009 - Dec 2009 Institutional Investor Magazine Tokyo
§ Interviewed Japanese business leaders and professionals.
July 2005 - Sept 2008 Bloomberg News
§ 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
Covered oil products markets in Singapore, China, Taiwan and Japan by writing short real-time updates and daily comments on those markets.
July, 2002 The New York Times
§ 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
§ 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
§ 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
1988 Baltimore Economic Development Corporation
§ 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.
§ Japanese(native), English(fluent), Korean (advanced), Chinese(basic)
§ Proficient in Bloomberg terminal, Windows XP, MS Word and Excel.
§ 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).