AAJA-Asia Tokyo Winter Gathering: The Dark Side of the Manga Industry

AAJA-Asia Tokyo will host a year-end gathering at WeWork Square in Kanda on Tuesday, Dec. 26! This year we will honor 2023 Emmy Award winner Hanako Montgomery as our guest speaker.


Hanako Montgomery is an Emmy award-winning international correspondent for CNN, based in Tokyo. Before joining CNN, Montgomery was an East Asia reporter for VICE. She helped lead VICE’s coverage on numerous key stories from the region, including the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the assassination of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the Beijing Winter Olympics and the Halloween crowd crush in Seoul. In 2023, Montgomery won a National News & Documentary Emmy Award for her work covering legal child abuse manga in Japan. She is fluent in English and Japanese.


Event details:

  • When: Tuesday, December 26, 6pm – 8:15pm JST
  • Where: WeWork Kanda Square, 11F
  • Fee: free for AAJA-Asia official members, 500 yen for non AAJA-Asia members
  • Register at here: https://forms.gle/dzQp7nBKbhCL73NAA
Join us for an exclusive Q&A with Hanako, as well as food, drinks, and networking opportunities. If you are interested, please register by Sunday, Dec. 24.


For any questions, please contact Asian American Journalists Association’s Erica Yokoyama & Kantaro Komiya at tokyo@aaja.org


About AAJA-Asia

The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is a nonprofit educational and professional organization with more than 1,500 members across the U.S. and Asia. The Asia chapter of AAJA represents members across the Asia-Pacific region. It is a diverse, multi-ethnic community of local and international journalists and media professionals committed to supporting a vibrant press in the Asia-Pacific region. We are committed to advancing diversity and inclusion in media organizations, providing training opportunities to members, supporting students interested in journalism and advocating for fair media access.