The Financial Times has appointed Kana Inagaki as Tokyo bureau chief. She will lead the team in Tokyo and be responsible for FT coverage of Japan’s economy, politics and foreign affairs. She will be the first Japanese woman in this position for the FT. Inagaki succeeds Robin Harding, the newly appointed Asia editor. 

On the appointment Harding said: “Japan is a cornerstone of the world economy and the FT has never wavered in its commitment to in-depth coverage. Kana is a brilliant, incisive journalist. With her deep sources in Japan, I’m confident the FT will continue to deliver the most sophisticated, accurate and original reporting available in English.”

On being appointed Inagaki said: “I am delighted to be appointed. Japan continues to be at the centre of some of the biggest business stories and with a national election on the horizon, the country is now looking to find a new path post Abenomics and the Covid-19  pandemic. We will continue to give the unique FT view on Japan to our readers.“

Inagaki has served as the FT’s Tokyo correspondent since 2014. Prior to the FT, she reported on Japan at the Wall Street Journal, Kyodo News and the Associated Press. She was most recently recognised by the Society of Publishers in Asia in 2019 for her coverage of the fall of Carlos Ghosn, ex-CEO of Nissan.

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