William Sposato


William Sposato is a Tokyo-based journalist who has been a contributor to Foreign Policy since 2015. He has been following Japan’s politics and economics for more than 20 years, working at Reuters and the Wall Street Journal. He is also the co-author of a 2021 book on the Carlos Ghosn affair and its impact on Japan.

Articles by William Sposato
Natsuo Yamaguchi (left) of the Komeito party and Kazuo Shii of the Japanese Communist Party hold up signs as they take part in a party leaders' debate in Tokyo on June 21.
Natsuo Yamaguchi (left) of the Komeito party and Kazuo Shii of the Japanese Communist Party hold up signs as they take part in a party leaders' debate in Tokyo on June 21.
Children sit near a public water fountain as members of the Unification Church attend a rally
Children sit near a public water fountain as members of the Unification Church attend a rally
Two unidentified military vessels off Taiwan
Two unidentified military vessels off Taiwan
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida speaks during a news conference.
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida speaks during a news conference.
People mourn former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's killing
People mourn former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's killing
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