Raw Japan

Slices of Japanese business, politics and life

Welcome to Raw Japan

January 19, 2009

Welcome to Raw Japan, one of two new Reuters blogs focusing on Japan. This one is in English. The other is in Japanese and published on www.reuters.co.jp. They join other Reuters blogs that can be found at http://blogs.reuters.com/us/.


These new blogs reflect a determination to promote intelligent discussion of Japan. Most of the entries will come from Reuters journalists who depend on their ability to delve behind the scenes and produce balanced news reports about a country that is an economic powerhouse, a key strategic player, home to some of the world’s best known brands and a cultural trend-setter. The site will also be a flexible forum for the examination of issues that make Japan unique – from its politics and economy to society, culture, entertainment and history.

We are excited about these blogs because they offer an opportunity to engage readers directly on issues of common interest. True to Reuters principles, we undertake to be impartial and fair. If we stray from that path, please pull us up. We count on your comments and insight to make this discussion as stimulating as we would like it to be.

Thank you for your interest, and I look forward to seeing you on Raw Japan! Domo arigato gozaimasu.

Nelson Graves,
Editor, Japan
Reuters News

Photo: People admire the moment the sun rises just above Mt. Fuji from atop Ryugatake mountain in Fujikawaguchiko town, west of Tokyo, on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, 2009.  REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

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