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Motoko Rich

Motoko Rich is Tokyo bureau chief for The New York Times, where she covers Japanese politics, society, gender, and the arts, as well as news and features on the Korean peninsula. She has been a reporter with The Times since 2003, and has covered a broad range of beats, including real estate, the economy, book publishing, and education. She started her journalism career at The Financial Times in London and also worked at The Wall Street Journal in Atlanta and NewYork. She was raised in New Jersey, Tokyo, and Northern California.