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PROFILE

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ACADEMIC

Graduated University of Western Australia, BA with Honors in Japanese Studies, 1982
Awarded advanced Japanese language diploma, Keio University, Tokyo, 1983
Japanese language speech contest winner (WA), 1981
Awarded Japanese Foundation scholarship (WA), 1982

 

 

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WORK RELATED
Lives in Kawasaki, Japan (resident of Japan since 1988)

Employed as Tokyo-based motor journalist since 1988
Japan Car of the Year (COTY) juror, 1999-present
World Car of the Year (WCOTY) Co-chairman, juror, 2005-present
British Guild of Motoring Writers, member, 2008-present
International Engine of the Year award, juror, 2004-present
Automotive Journalists Association of Japan, member, 1995-present
Foreign Correspondentsf Club of Japan, member, 2000-present

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CURRENT INTERNATIONAL MEDIA OUTLETS


Edmunds.com (US)
Quattroruote (Italy)
Auto Bild (Germany)
Auto Express (UK)
Evo magazine (UK)
Motor Magazine (Aust)
Herald Sun (Aust)
Car Magazine (South Africa)
Automobile (Hong Kong)

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CURRENT JAPANESE MEDIA OUTLETS (written in Japanese)


Holiday Auto magazine
car.jp.msn.com
Ahead Magazine
Neostreet.co.jp

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MOTOR SPORTS HISTORY

2001 18th overall, Mazda MX-5 Media 4-hour Endurance Race, Tsukuba
2001 5th in class, gCircuit Wolfh Racing Kart Series, Itako
2002 8th overall, Mazda MX-5 Media 4-hour Endurance Race, Tsukuba
2002 3rd in class, gCircuit Wolfh Racing Kart Series, Itako
2002 8th overall, Mazda MX-5 Media 4-hour Endurance Race, Tsukuba
2002 5th in class, Mazda MX-5 one-make endurance race, Tsukuba
2002 3rd in class, Historic Masters Endurance Race | 1961 Jaguar MkII, Motegi
2003 12th in class, Mazda MX-5 one-make series, Tsukuba
2003 3rd in class, gCircuit Wolfh Racing Kart Series,Tsukuba
2003 6th in class, VW Lupo GTI Cup, Mine Circuit
2003 1st in class , gCircuit Wolfh Racing Kart Series, Itako
2004 2nd in class, Mazda MX-5 one-make series, Tsukuba
2004 9th in class, Mazda RX-8 one-make series, Tsukuba
2005 Drove Nismo 350Z up The Hill, Goodwood Festival of Speed (UK)

2005 Exchanged lead twice in Mazda MX-5 4-hour endurance race, Tsukuba
2005 4th in class, Mazda MX-5 one-hour endurance race, Tsukuba

2006 4th in class, MX-5 1-hour endurance race, Tsukuba

2007 FIRST POLE POSITION, 2nd in class, Mazda MX-5 one-make series, Tsukuba

2007 6th overall, MX-5 Media 4-hour endurance race, Tsukuba

2008 1st in class, EV kart, Electric Car Festival, Tsukuba

2008 10th in class, MX-5 one-make series, Tsukuba

 

 

I contribute to the following international publications...
International outlets

Car

South Africa

Quattroruote

Italy

Auto Bild

Germany

Auto Express

UK

Edmunds.com

USA

Motor Magazine
Australia

Herald Sun

Australia

Top Gear Italy

Evo

UK

Automobile
Hong Kong

Japanese publications

Holiday Auto

MSN Japan

Ahead

Japan

Neostreet.co.jp

 
   
         
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