Follow Japan’s thought leaders

Isolated from the West in 1635 by the Tokugawa shogunate, the culture of modern-day Japan remains in part a mystery, even to long-term foreign residents. Peeling back the onion one layer at a time, Beacon Reports reveals Japan through the lens of thought leaders. Subscribe free!

Here is what these thought leaders have to say about Beacon Reports…


CARL KAY, President of the Harvard Club Japan and President of TOKYO WAY KK says, “Richard’s intelligence and experience make Beacon Reports a very insightful source of information and opinion about contemporary Japan.”

DAVID ASHER, Managing Partner at Vital Financial, Principal at Vital Venture Capital and Chairman at Sayari Analytics says, “Beacon Reports is a breath of fresh air and insight on each topic they cover. Richard Solomon is one of the most talented interviewers around and has a knack for looking beyond the conventional questions of the day…”

HARDY T S KAGIMOTO, President and CEO at Healios says, “Solomon provides well-structured, clear and informative insights about Japanese business through his useful cross-industry and people orientated newsletter, Beacon Reports.”

HIRONORI MAEDA, Partner at BEENEXT says Beacon Reports provides, “on the ground real-time information on what’s going on with Japan entrepreneurship. Richard goes really in-depth with each person he features.”

JOHN DURKIN, President Tokyo American Club and Board of Directors of Sushiro Global Holdings says, “Richard is the inspiration and power behind Beacon Reports. His insights on Japan are valuable and I also look forward to reading his commentary.”

KAZUMASA OGURO, Hosei University – Professor of Economics says, “Beacon Reports widely covers the politics and the economy of Japan. Readers can quickly gain a true and deeper understanding of these topics than is possible from regular newspapers and magazines.”

NICHOLAS BENES, Representative Director, The Board Director Training Institute of Japan says, “Richard is a thorough, detail-focused author and editor who insists on understanding a topic deeply before he writes and publishes about it. I admire his style and professional ethics.”

ROBERT LAING, Founder at Farm.One (Formerly CEO of says, “Beacon Reports is a unique and completely independent source of news on entrepreneurship and foreign business in Japan. Richard pulls together stories directly from the source where possible, and provides regular insight in a space normally lacking original news.”

Richard Solomon is Editor-in-Chief of Beacon Reports. He also contributes to the Nikkei Asian Review, The Japan Times and The Diplomat.  Subscribe free!Beacon Reports

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