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Shiro Segawa

Waseda University Journalism School
Tokyo, Japan
Shiro Segawa is a professor at Faculty of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University, Tokyo Japan, and serves as the Program Manager who is in charge of Waseda University Journalism School since its inauguration in 2008. He is also a former deputy managing editor at the Mainichi Shimbun, a nationwide newspaper.

Segawa joined the Mainichi Shimbun in 1978 as a reporter and served mainly as a science, environmental and medical reporter. He also served as a correspondent in Washington, D.C., Head of the Division of Science and Environment News, later an Deputy Managing Editor, Editorialist for the Mainichi Shimbun. In 1998, he was awarded the JCJ Incentive Award (current JCJ Award) as a main member of the reporter group for the coverage of depleted uranium ammunition. He is a board member of the Japanese Association of Science and Technology Journalists, and a board member of Mika Yamamoto Memorial Foundation.

Segawa’s major publications include The Scene of Heart Transplants [Shinzo Ishoku no Gen ba] (Shinchosha) and Note on Health Food [Kenko Shokuhin Noto] (Iwanami Shinsho). Co-authored and co-edited publications include Explosion of 3 Billion People in Asia [Ajia 30 Oku-nin no Bakuhatsu] (Mainichi Shimbun), How Should Journalism Face Science and Technology? [Jaanarizumu wa Kagaku Gijutsu to Dou Mukiau-ka] (Tokyo Denki University Press), etc.

Segawa graduated from Department of Arts and Sciences at the University of Tokyo in 1977, majoring history of science and philosophy of science and learned about environmental research at the Graduate School of Technology, the University of Tokyo.

Segawa’s article in English can be seen in the following URL