Sannenzaka Correspondence

Editors’ Diary 02/09/2023

I once had the privilege of working alongside an colleague who was a former researcher in the electronic industry, and now also a journalist. He was an alumnus of Tohoku University and had a distinct commitment to science, notably during his work as a researcher in the Applied Physics Society, which I covered as a reporter.

While there are many reporters with backgrounds in engineering and science, in reality, quite a few of them seem disconnected from the STEM field. Often, they are hired solely based on their cv, without a genuine understanding for the subject matter.

Conversely, despite his unique personality, his capabilities, including his connections with Taiwan, were exceedingly valuable. He was even referred to as “the researcher” by journalists from other companies. Naturally, journalists don’t need to be researchers, but the absence of such capabilities is indeed a challenge.

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