Financial Times

Tokyo Correspondent
The Financial Times is seeking a Tokyo Correspondent to join a three-reporter bureau in the Japanese capital. Despite its years of low growth, the country is still a cornerstone of the global economy, home to one of the world’s largest pools of investment capital, leading companies such as Toyota, and colourful entrepreneurs such as Masayoshi Son. Japan sits, as well, on the front line of geopolitical tensions between the US and China. One option is for the correspondent to concentrate on corporate news but we are willing to adapt this role based on the expertise of the successful candidate. While you are likely to have a core beat, it is a small bureau where everyone pitches in on the big story, and you will have the opportunity to write on everything from culture to business and politics. News is at the heart of the job, and the FT seeks to break stories in competition with the domestic Japanese media, not just our foreign rivals; we also want the correspondent to write across a range of formats, from sharp analysis to magazine features. There is strong demand from FT editors for good Japan stories so you should expect to write regularly, rather than honing the occasional masterpiece. You will be working with a first-class team of journalists who can support you and help you to develop your skills. There are opportunities for travel within Japan; you may also be asked to represent the FT at events and in the media. It is a role that allows a talented journalist to shine. We want someone who will jump in and take advantage of the opportunity.
8 September 2021