Michael Condon cut his teeth as a cadet journalist at the Queensland Times daily in Ipswich, Australia, before moving to the Grafton Daily Examiner where he took on the role of senior reporter, covering Yamba and its surrounding districts. From here Condon joined Fairfax News, Australia's second biggest newspaper organization. At the Newcastle Herald, Australia's largest regional daily newspaper, he worked as a crime reporter covering some of the worst forest fires the Hunter Valley had experienced in over a decade and was involved in changing the state bail laws through the reporting of the murder of Patricia van Koeverden. After a stint freelancing for the Sydney Morning Herald, he moved to Japan where he entered the Asahi Shimbun on the copy desk editing general and business news from across Japan.
As the editor-in-chief of J@pan Inc, Condon regularly comments on business, technology and finance in his weekly opinion pieces as well as oversees the editorial direction of Japan's only dedicated English language business magazine.