Aiko Doden

NHK Senior Commentator, NHK World Senior Producer, Japan

Ms Aiko Doden is NHK Senior Commentator on International Affairs, and Senior Producer for “NEWSROOM Tokyo” on NHK World TV. She has expertise in reporting on a wide range of global issues from hard security to human security. As commentator she covers SE Asia with a focus on Myanmar and Thailand, US Japan relations and Japan’s Foreign Policy. Ms Doden comments on developmental affairs with a focus on sustainable growth, gender equality and education. She has anchored key news program as “NHK News at 9 PM” “NHK World Network” and “NHK Asian Voices”. She was a correspondent in based in Thailand covering ASEAN countries extensively.

Her interviewees include the Nobel Laureates Malala Yousafzai, Prof. Muhammad Yunus, Prof. Amartyr Sen, World Bank President Dr. Jim Yong Kim, UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark , Mr. Ratan Tata, India and Mr. Bill Gates, USA.

She holds an MA in international affairs from Columbia University, New York, USA, and a BA in foreign studies from Sophia University, Japan. She has spent her childhood in London, UK.

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