Hi! My name is Johann Fleuri and I am a french-born journalist based in Tokyo since 2015. Japan Correspondent for Ouest-France newspaper, I also regularly publish long-stories on Society topics for magazines such as Les Inrocks, Zoom Japon, Le Monde Diplomatique, Causette, Sciences et avenir, La Gazette des femmes (Canada), among others. I have experience as a fixer for European TV Channel Arte (Jardins d'ici et d'ailleurs/Bo Travail).
In August 2017, I published my first book "Portraits de Tokyo" with Hikari editions.
I have been working as a reporter since 2007, after graduating in Modern Literature and Journalism in University of Nantes (France). I spent seven years, in total, covering local news in Ouest-France newspaper area which is located in west-northern part of France. For two years, I was in charge of a local edition, as a manager (team was another journalist + about 15 freelance writers).
I discovered Japan in 2009 during a one-year trip, fell for the country, and started working as a freelance writer in the country since then. In 2013, I won Robert Guillain prize for my project on the complicate reconstruction of tsunami-damaged area, Tohoku. After many many trips between France and Japan, I settled in Tokyo in 2015 where I occupy now a permanent position as a foreign correspondent for my newspaper company.
You can contact me in english, french or japanese.