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Articles by James Simms

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James Simms is a freelance journalist and columnist in Tokyo, including for Forbes, Financial Times, Inside Climate News and Monocle and Japanese print and television, and has covered Japan’s politics and economy for over two decades. From 2013, he spent a year at the University of Colorado Boulder on a Scripps Journalism Fellowship. For 15 years, he was Tokyo correspondent for The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires, including a tenure as the Journal’s Heard on the Street columnist analyzing corporations, policy issues and the economies in Japan and South Korea. As a Scripps Fellow, his research focused on Fukushima-related issues: Energy policy, especially renewable energy and nuclear power; seismology and seismic engineering; and disaster planning and mitigation.