CURRICULUM VITAE

 

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

Apr 2003–Mar 2007 KANSAI GAIDAI UNIVERSITY: BA in Spanish

(to be determined) Sep 2019 - Jan 2021 University of the Arts London (UAL), London College of Communication: MA Media, Communications and Critical Practice


JOB DESCRIPTION

Akihiko Mori has worked as a freelance writer and journalist since 2007. He started out his career as a freelance feature writer working for a pop culture magazine. He mainly wrote about the city culture in Kyoto and movies, especially documentary films. From 2011, he focused on science and technology journalism. His articles are published in the WIRED Japanese edition, Forbes JAPAN, and many other media. Recently, he has also developed a great interest in media art and was involved with the international media art platform, Ars Electronica Tokyo Initiative, as a contributing writer.


EXPERIENCE

2007-present Tokyo, Japan

Freelance Feature Writer / Contributing Writer / Journalist / Freelance Scenario Writer

・Conduct coverage and interviews with specialists in the fields of science, technology, and art (e.g. with scientists, entrepreneurs, artists, and executives of companies), both Japanese and foreigners

・Investigate and research social, historical, and contemporary issues

・Analyse facts and write articles, including interviews, essays, biographies, critiques, etc.

Publishers:

WIRED JAPANESE EDITION 2014–present.

Forbes JAPAN 2014–present.

SHUEISHA / IWANAMI SHOTEN / HAKUHODO / KADOKAWA / STUDIO VOICE (Web edition)

Other Institutes (universities, consulting firms, etc.):

ARS ELECTRONICA TOKYO INITIATIVE 2017–present

Osaka University of the Arts (bound baw) 2016–present

takram 2018–present

kando 2018-present

PwC Japan 2018-present


KEY SKILLS

Analytical and professional skill

・Able to conduct research and correct information in academic papers, statistical data, and reports to ensure scientific accuracy

・Utilise the knowledge of science and state-of-the-art technology properly, conduct interviews, and write articles

Communication and language skill

・Have a broad range of personal network among primary publishers and digital media in Japan

・Have high-level writing ability in Japanese. Able to communicate and handle information in English properly.