Katsuji Nakazawa is a Tokyo-based senior staff writer and editorial writer at Nikkei. He spent seven years in China as a correspondent and later as China bureau chief. He was the 2014 recipient of the Vaughn-Ueda International Journalist prize.
Many countries now place their top China watchers in Tokyo. This is partly because of Beijing's highly strict surveillance of diplomats, and more recently because China imposes the world's toughest entry restrictions due to COVID-19.