Norihiko Shirouzu, a reporter for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing, is leaving the paper.
In an e-mail to colleagues, Shirouzu writes, “Today is my last day at the WSJ. It’s been a great, 18-year ride, and I’ve got quite a few folks to thanks for: the people who took a big chance and hired me and helped guide me along the way as I moved from Tokyo to Detroit to Beijing. You all know who you are. If you’re in Asia, I am sure I’ll be running into many of you again.”
Shirouzu has a bachelor’s degree from Western Washington University and a master’s degree from Stanford University in international policy studies.
Shirouzu covered manufacturing in China with a focus on the country’s automotive and aerospace industries. Prior to moving to China in September 2008, Shirouzu covered the U.S. automobile industry after transferring to Detroit from Tokyo in May 2000.
In Tokyo, he was a Journal correspondent from September 1994 to April 2000, covering the retail industry, Japanese politics, and the auto industry.