Yoichi Funabashi, Class of 1976, has been named editor-in-chief of Asahi Shimbun in Tokyo. He is the third editor-in-chief in the newspaper’s 130-year history. Asahi Shimbun has a circulation of 12 million and is Japan’s largest paper.
Funabashi was a correspondent for the paper in Beijing and then in Washington, and later served as American General Bureau Chief. He has been a visiting fellow at the Institute for International Economics and a Distinguished Guest Scholar at the Brookings Institution.