About Us

InFact is an independent non-profit media that aims to be the new way of journalism by investigation and fact-checking.

The origin of “InFact” is “in fact”. It shows our press policy which is committing facts and approaching to the truth.

InFact publishes our original stories not only in Japanese but also in English and Chinese.

InFact is located in Osaka and Tokyo, which was launched in January 2013 as iAsia and renamed in January 2020.

InFact is a member of the #CoronavirusFacts Alliance and a media partner of FactCheck Intiative Japan.

InFact is managed by Seeds for News Japan(SNJ) -(特定非営利活動法人ニュースのタネ). We are in the process of changing of the orgnization name into InFact.

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Staff

Yoichiro Tateiwa: Founder and Executive Editor

Yoichiro Tateiwa had led the investigative reporting unit of NHK, Japan’s public broadcasting until 2016. Then he started  SNJ to do investigative journalism. He also co-founded FactCheck Initiative Japan or FIJ to promote Fact-Checking in Japan. He is the Executive Director of ’Japan Center for Money and Politics’which he also co-founded. He was a visiting journalist at Investigative Reporting Workshop of American University.

Hitofumi Yanai: Chief Editor of Fact-checks

Hitofumi Yanai is an attorney at law and an editor at Seed for News Japan’s fact-checking department. In 2012, he founded a non-profit organization, Watchdog for Accuracy in News-reporting, Japan (WANJ) and launched the website GoHoo which published hundreds of fact-checking reports. He previously worked at national newspaper Sankei Shimbun as a reporter.

Charles Lewis
Charles Lewis: Special Adviser

Charles Lewis is a national investigative journalist, a former ABC News and CBS News 60 Minutes producer, a best-selling author or co-author of six books and the founder of two Pulitzer Prize-winning nonprofit news organizations, the Center for Public Integrity and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. Named as “one of the most notable investigative reporters in the U.S. since World War I” by the Encyclopedia of Journalism (2009), he has been a Ferris Professor at Princeton University, a Shorenstein Fellow at Harvard University, and a Visiting Fellow at the University of Oxford Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. A MacArthur Fellow, winner of the PEN USA First Amendment Award (2004), and awarded the I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence in 2018, he is the founding executive editor of the Investigative Reporting Workshop and a tenured professor at American University in Washington. His most recent book is 935 Lies: The Future of Truth and the Decline of America’s Moral Integrity (2014). 

Junichiro Ike
Norihide Miyazaki
加藤雅史プロフィール写真 Masahi Kato
Tasuku Tajima: Contributing Editor of Fact-checks
Ya Jung Chih: Contributing Editor of Fact-checks
Rintaro Kuramochi
Jeffery Miyahara
Miki Ando

Rei Ofuna

Shuji Shinohara