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Name James Simms
Title Freelance journalist and commentator
Organization Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan
Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo, Japan 100-0006 Japan
Phone 81-90-8558-1855
Phone Type Cell
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About Me James Simms, a freelance reporter and television and radio commentator in Tokyo, has covered the Japanese economy and politics for nearly two decades. Previously, he was the Wall Street Journal’s Heard on the Street columnist analyzing corporations, policy issues and the economies in Japan and South Korea. In 2011, he won Dow Jones' highest writing award for a series on Japan’s budget and bureaucracy. He has conducted hundreds of interviews for print and television, including for CNBC, and covered Asia’s financial crisis and the aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. During the 2013/2014 academic year, Mr. Simms will be a Ted Scripps Fellow in Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado at Boulder, focusing on the impact of the Fukushima accident and the lessons to be learned from it for Japan and rest of the world.