Hitoshi Oikawa

Hitoshi Oikawa

Managing Director of Audio-Visual News Department, Kyodo News
Hitoshi Oikawa was born in Japan’s Iwate Prefecture in 1961. In 1985, he graduated from Waseda University and that same year he joined Kyodo News. In 1995-1997, he served as its Belgrade Bureau Chief, and in 1998-2002, he worked as its Moscow Bureau Correspondent. Among his achievements, Oikawa won the Vaughn-Uyeda Memorial International Journalistic Prize in 2001. Later on, in 2003-2004, he was Kyodo’s Baghdad Bureau Chief and in 2006-2009, he served as the Cairo Bureau Chief. In addition, he moved on to serve as Kyodo’s Deputy Managing Editor at the Audio-Visual News Department in 2016-17, and then in 2017 he acted as Deputy Managing Editor at the News Department until 2019. Since early 2020, he has been in the agency’s Audio-Visual News Department as its Managing Editor.

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