Daisuke Furuta joined BuzzFeed Japan as the first employee in 2015 and launched Japan’s edition of BuzzFeed in January 2016. He has led BuzzFeed Japan’s editorial team, which are now famous for both hard news and entertainment.
Before that Mr. Furuta worked for Japan’s one of the biggest newspaper The Asahi Shimbun for thirteen years as reporter and editor. After working in branch offices in Japan, he worked as a correspondent of SouthEast Asia in Bangkok and served as the Bureau Chief of the company’s Singapore office. He then joined the digital editions team of The Asahi in 2013.
He holds a bachelor’s degree of political science and economics from Waseda University.