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Experienced journalist, analyst, writer, lecturer and tour leader, based in Tokyo. Helping Danes understand, experience and cooperate with Japan and Asia in various ways.


I am an experienced Danish journalist, analyst, writer, lecturer and tour leader. I am based in Tokyo most of the time. I have been following developments in Japan and East Asia for 35 years.

From 1989 to 1995 I was Tokyo correspondent for the daily newspaper Politiken, the Danish Broadcasting Corporation radio news and a number of other Scandinavian news media.

Since then I have had various editor’s jobs at the newspaper Aktuelt, the leading Danish news agency Ritzau and Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR). Between 2006 and 2013, I edited online front pages of dr.dk, the DR webpage.

From November 2013, I have returned to Tokyo as reporter and analyst for a number of Danish news media. I have become Asia correspondent for Kristeligt Dagblad, a well-respected Christian daily.

I have created my own small upstart company called asgerrojle. Besides traditional journalism, I am giving many public presentationa about Japan in Denmark, organizing study trips to Japan and serving as tour leader for various groups of Danes visiting Japan for study as well as tourism.

This website, www.asgerrojle.com, is designed to provide its readers with an overview of current news from Japan and East Asia – as well as an idea of ​​how I would be able to contribute to the coverage of these developments. It is primarily written in Danish.

Besides that, I am also running www.forkant.nu, my own newsletter and pay-site in Danish, analyzing current event in Japan and East Asia.

Since 2010, I have been senior fellow at NIAS, Nordic Institute of Asian Studies. You can check my CV here.

Last year, I was interviewed by No.1 Shimbun, the magazine of Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan. The interview gives a well-written and comprehensive overview of my career and current acitivities. you can read the interview here.

Asger Røjle Christensen

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