Asger Roejle Christensen is DDRN Research News Editor

Allow me to give a short presentation of myself. My name is Asger Roejle Christensen, the new parttime research news editor at Danish Development Research Network.

I am an experienced journalist, just turned 65 years old. I am indeed grateful to DDRN for electing such a veteran for the job.

Throughout my career, I have primarily worked with foreign news – especially with Japan and East Asia, including development issues. I have lived and worked in Tokyo as a correspondent for different Scandinavian news media for 13 years of my life.

In-between my stays abroad, I have worked as foreign editor and news editor for Danish news media like Aktuelt, Ritzau and DR. As a young journalist, I covered education and science for the university paper of Copenhagen University.

I have extensive knowledge of Japan and East Asia, concerning history as well as current affairs, and I have communicated this knowledge and understanding in many different media through many years. I have edited thousands of articles during my many years as editor.

I am author of several books in Danish about Japan and East Asia, published in recent years, primarily in the field between history and journalism. I have been organizer and tour leader of a large number of tourist and study tours, and in recent years I have been established an active presence on several social media.

I am looking very much forward to this opportunity to give my contribution to the important work of DDRN and work extensively with development issues.

DDRN received 26 applications for the position as Research News Editor