Prior to joining Nissan in April 2011, he was senior correspondent for Reuters Television and an adjunct professor of Journalism at Komazawa University. His business reports and live segments have appeared on global broadcasters including CNN, CNBC, BBC, CCTV and MSNBC. He is a frequent public speaker and commentator in Japan on topics including his book: "Playing to Wiin: Nintendo and the Video Game Industry's Greatest Comeback." He earlier served as president of the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan, Reuters Bureau Chief Singapore, and an editor for Knight-Ridder Financial. He is a graduate of Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and the University of Virginia.