Tateiwa Yoichiro

Executive Director, Japan Center for Money and Politics

Yoi or Yoichiro Tateiwa is a co-founder of FactCheck Initiative Japan. The initiative checks and verifies official remarks made by public figures and information from media across Japan. He also founded Japan Center for Money and Politics which checks financial data of all politicians in Japan. He is executive editor for SNJ, Seeds for News Japan, a nonprofit online media solely focused on investigative journalism. He worked as senior editor at NHK, Japan Broadcasting Corporation for close to 26 years.

Tateiwa is speaking at

October 6, 2018
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Seasons (Lobby Floor)


  • Tateiwa Yoichiro (Speaker) Executive Director, Japan Center for Money and Politics
  • Malou Mangahas (Speaker) Executive Director, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism
  • Khairil Yusof (Speaker) Coordinator, Co-founder and Developer, Sinar Project
  • Pinar Dag (Moderator) Lecturer/co-founder, Data Journalism Turkey Platform


How can journalists use data on money and politics to do better reporting on elections, government and public accountability? Here are three great examples from Japan, Malaysia and the Philippines, showing how journalists are mining data to reveal the influence of money on politics in three very different environments.

Crime & Corruption
October 7, 2018
9:00 am - 10:15 am
Jade (3rd Floor)


  • Umar Cheema (Speaker) Special Correspondent, The News
  • Paul Radu (Speaker) Director, OCCRP
  • Krishna Acharya (Speaker) Journalist, Kantipur
  • Miranda Patrucic (Speaker) Investigative Reporter / Regional Editor, Organized Crime & Corruption Reporting Project
  • Tateiwa Yoichiro (Moderator) Executive Director, Japan Center for Money and Politics


In every survey of those who attend our conferences, corruption comes up as one of the top issues for investigative journalists. It shouldn't be a surprise. Virtually every other issue -- from the environment to poverty to trade -- is influenced by corrupt practices. Here, Pakistan's Umar Cheema and Nepal's Krishna Acharya will talk about tax scams and corruption in their home countries, while OCCRP's Miranda Patrucic and Paul Radu give a global perspective on corporate crime and money laundering. 

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