His book Truth of Scientific Journalism was awarded the Japanese Association of Science & Technology Journalist prize in 2017. He previously worked at national newspaper Mainichi Shimbun as a correspondent in Washington, D.C., a head of the division of science and environment news, a deputy managing editor, and an editorial board member. He graduated from the Faculty of Liberal Arts at the University of Tokyo, majoring in history of science and philosophy of science. His research profile is here.
He previously worked at ASCII Corporation as an editor of books and magazines, worked at IBM, founded Atmark IT Inc., and served as the CEO at ITmedia Inc.
In 2012, he founded a non-profit organization, Watchdog for Accuracy in News-reporting, Japan (WANJ) and launched the website GoHoo (which was the only Japanese fact-checking website registered on the Duke Reporters’ Lab Fact-checking Database until it ceased operations in August 2019). He has fact-checked hundreds of news reports published by mainstream media. He is associated with Verybest Law offices and the Institute for the Next Generation of Journalism and Media at Waseda University. He previously worked at national newspaper Sankei Shimbun as a reporter after graduating from the Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University. He published What is Fact-Checking (co-written with Tateiwa Yoichiro) in 2018.
His research fields are artificial intelligence and inference and natural language processing. He engages in automatic editing of linguistic information and knowledge, and research about basic technology of language processing. He is a general project manager of the information processing society of Japan Natural Language Processing and a deputy editor in chief of the Journal of Natural Language Processing. His research profile is here.
He was also a Fulbright visiting scholar at the George Washington University from 2018 to 2019. He was previously a professor at Ritsumeikan University and a visiting scholar at SAIS, the Johns Hopkins University. He also worked at TV Asahi as a news producer for a program “News Station”. He has a Master’s Degree (International Relations) from Sophia University. He translated the book : Blur – How to know what’s true in the age of information overload, written by prominent journalists, Bill Kovach and Tom Rosenstiel.
She had worked at Reuters in Tokyo, Osaka, and London as a reporter, editor, and translator for 18 years. She graduated from Regis College and Tokyo Woman’s Christian University. She published Learning about Journalism through Columns: Media Literacy in the Global Era. Her research profile is here.