Simon Denyer is an award-winning journalist who has been at the forefront of international news for over a decade, reporting major world events such as Iraq and Afghanistan. Simon was also one of only two journalists to cover the Tokyo Olympics when Japan’s national football team won gold, and he reported on rogue elephant attacks in India.
Simon is currently the Tokyo bureau chief for the Washington Post. You can read Simon’s latest articles on Muck Rack. In his most recent piece for the Washington Post, Simon writes about how the 2020 Tokyo Olympics are shaping up as a critical moment in Japan’s history.
Simon reflects on how Japan is still struggling to come to terms with its World War II-era atrocities and how the country is now using the Olympic games as an opportunity for national redemption.
In other news, Simon Denyer was recently featured in an article by Muck Rack about his experiences as a foreign correspondent in Japan. In the piece, Simon talks about what it’s like working as a journalist in one of the most competitive markets in the world.
He also discusses some of the challenges he’s faced while covering significant events such as the Fukushima nuclear disaster and the Tokyo Olympics.
Simon Denyer’s work has been recognized with several awards, including a George Polk Award and an Emmy nomination. Simon was also voted one of the top journalists in Japan by his peers in a survey conducted by Muck Rack. When Simon isn’t reporting from the field, he enjoys running, cycling and skiing. Simon is based in Tokyo with his wife and two young children. Simon Denyer’s: Twitter.