Back to Contents of Issue: June 2004


Darrel Whitten (Inflation Sensation) has lived and worked in Japan for 31 years. He began his career in Japan in 1978 as an investment analyst for Nomura Securities, and has since been director and managing director of Japanese investment research for three major investment banks: Prudential Securities Japan, Lehman Brothers Japan and ABN AMRO Securities Japan. His insights provide an analysis of current trends from a historical context -- which is often neglected with each new investment fad or "bubble."
Michael Stanley (Reflections on Rice) has lived in Japan for 24 years, working in the fields of print and broadcast media. He is a veteran documentary photographer specializing in challenging environments such as deserts, rain forests, oceans -- and the cockpits of high-performance military aircraft. His work has appeared in Japanese magazines ranging from Bungeishunju to Elle Japon. He is also an analyst and commentator for Fuji TV news and a frequent contributor to JI.
Tony McNicol (Will Your PC be a Bot?) is a Tokyo-based freelance writer and photographer. After studying for a degree in Classics in the UK, he spurned the potential attractions of a career teaching Latin and Greek to come to Japan. Tony has worked with a tools manufacturer in Aichi and in the Japanese Diet. Since turning to journalism he has worked at the London bureau of a Japanese broadsheet and now freelances for The Japan Times,

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