Associated Press shuffles Asia staff
The Associated Press has just named Ken Moritsugu Tokyo bureau chief. He most recently served as the Asia Pacific enterprise editor for the Bangkok office since May 2007. "Congrats @kmorit!" tweeted Niala Boodhoo of NPR and WBEZ. The Washington Post's Doris Truong retweeted a Mashable article "Japanese Taxi Alerts Passengers in Danger of Losing a Phone or Wallet," adding, "In time for @kmorit!"
This means Moritsugu will succeed Malcolm Foster, who's now moved to Bangkok, Thailand to assume the role of the AP's Asia Desk editor. "Hey folks. After 4 eventful years in Japan as bureau chief (tsunami, nuke crisis), I've joined AP's Asia Desk in Bangkok as an editor," Foster tweeted. He then added, "Congrats to my friend and colleague Ken Moritsugu, Asia enterprise editor, to succeed me as AP Tokyo bureau chief." Reuters Tokyo correspondent Sophie Knight tweeted him, "お疲れ様でした！" which, for the curious, essentially translates to, "Cheers for [the] good work!"
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