Famous Journalists from Japan

List of notable or famous journalists from Japan, with bios and photos, including the top journalists born in Japan and even some popular journalists who immigrated to Japan. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Japanese journalists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These journalists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known journalist from Japan is included when available.

A factual list, featuring people like Toyohiro Akiyama and Hotsumi Ozaki.

This historic journalists from Japan list can help answer the questions "Who are some Japanese journalists of note?" and "Who are the most famous journalists from Japan?" These prominent journalists of Japan may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Japanese journalists.

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  • Asako Kishi
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    Asako Kishi (岸 朝子, Kishi Asako, November 22, 1923 – September 22, 2015) was a Japanese journalist and culinary critic, best known for her role as a guest judge on Iron Chef Japan.
    • Age: 99
    • Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
  • Takigawa Lardux Christel Masami (滝川ラルドゥクリステル雅美, Takigawa Rarudu Kurisuteru Masami, born October 1, 1977), commonly known as Christel Takigawa (滝川クリステル, Takigawa Kurisuteru), is a Japanese television announcer and news presenter. In TV presentation, her name is usually abbreviated as Christel Takigawa.
    • Age: 45
    • Birthplace: Paris, France
  • Hasegawa Nyozekan
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    Hasegawa Nyozekan (長谷川 如是閑, November 30, 1875 -November 11, 1969) was the pen-name of Yamamoto Manjirō, a Japanese social critic, and journalist in the Taishō and Shōwa periods Japan. He was one of the most important and widely read supporters of liberalism and democracy in inter-war Japan.
    • Age: Dec. at 93 (1875-1969)
    • Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
  • Hotsumi Ozaki

    Hotsumi Ozaki (尾崎 秀実, Ozaki Hotsumi, April 29, 1901 – November 7, 1944) was an Imperial Japanese journalist working for the Asahi Shimbun newspaper, communist, Soviet Union intelligence agent, and an advisor to Prime Minister Fumimaro Konoe. The only Japanese person to be hanged for treason (under the guise of the Peace Preservation Law) by the Japanese government during World War II, Ozaki is well known as an informant of the Soviet agent Richard Sorge.
    • Age: Dec. at 43 (1901-1944)
    • Birthplace: Japan
  • Katsuichi Honda

    Katsuichi Honda (本多 勝一, Honda Katsuichi, born January 28, 1932) is a Japanese journalist and author most famous for his writing on the Nanjing Massacre. During the 1970s he wrote a series of articles on the atrocities committed by Imperial Japanese soldiers during World War II called "Chūgoku no Tabi" (中国の旅, "Travels in China"). The series first appeared in the Asahi Shimbun. Honda also worked as a war correspondent in Vietnam during the Vietnam War, an experience which, according to some historians, contributed to stoking his interest in Japanese wartime history.
    • Age: 91
  • Yasutaro Soga was a Hawaiian Issei journalist, poet and activist. He was a community leader among Japanese Hawaiians, serving as chief editor of the Nippu Jiji, then the largest Japanese-language newspaper in Hawaii and the mainland United States, and organizing efforts to foster positive Japan-U.S. relations and address discriminatory legislation, labor rights and other issues facing Japanese Americans. An accomplished news writer and tanka poet before the war, during his time in camp Soga authored one of the earliest memoirs of the wartime detention of Japanese Americans, Tessaku Seikatsu or Life Behind Barbed Wire.
    • Age: Dec. at 83 (1873-1957)
    • Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan