Takeshi is a journalist at NHK, Japan Broadcasting Corporation. After receiving his BA degree from the University of Tokyo, he started his journalism career in the city of Okayama in western Japan, covering local news. He was eventually posted to Tokyo, and for the past seven years he has been a political news reporter delivering daily broadcast news. Takeshi’s field of expertise is diplomacy and security issues. He has been in charge of covering news on the Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the office of Prime Minister. He is currently handling stories related to Diet proceedings and legislative process in Japan. Parallel to this, Kurihara is undertaking research on developments in media innovation. He studied at Stanford University as Visiting Scholar in 2015, researching on the intersection of technology and organisational journalism.