Hideki Nakayama came to NHK in 1995 and served as a news reporter covering numerous events in Japan and around the world,
from political elections to natural disasters. He served as a middle east correspondent in Tehran and Dubai delivering reports to viewers of NHK WORLD TV. He was most recently NHK’s Dubai Bureau Chief.
Aki Shibuya comes to Newsroom Tokyo from her position as host of NHK World’s “TOKYO FASHION EXPRESS”. She was born in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, grew up in New York, and graduated from Smith College with a bachelor’s degree in both Political Science, and East Asian Studies. Back in Japan she has acted in a leading theater company, and for 11 years has hosted her own interview program on FM Yokohama. She presently teaches dance at an International School, where she emphasizes communication and expression.
Lived in Seattle from age 8 until 13. Studied law at Keio University, and spent some time at Brown University in the US during that time. Joined the derivatives marketing team at a foreign bank upon graduation. Entered the news industry in 1998. Was the main anchor for several programs on NHK World such as Newsline and Asia Biz Forecast.
Originally from Germany, Cathy went to graduate with honours at the University of Chester with a Bachelor in English literature in the UK. She further attained another Masters in Drama in Education in Chester and a Masters with distinction at Liverpool university. She specialises in Cool Japan culture, Japanese street fashion and street interviews. She documents her journeys in Japan on her YouTube channel.