Pulitzer Prize winner Simon Denyer rakes Japan over the coals for Olympics

Simon Denyer, a Washington Post reporter, Pulitzer Prize Winner in 2020, and a Japan and Bureau Chief for the Washington Post, since 2018, is at it again, this time poking sticks at the Japanese government for its handling of the Tokyo Olympics.

Simon Denyer, who has reported for over 25 years, and has covered over 40 countries, tends to write piercing but highly readable copy that goes for the jugular in the process, and some say is more editorial than just merely an ordinary journalist.

A graduate of the University of Cambridge, with an MA in Economics in 1987, shortly after his graduation from Cambridge he took up journalism, initially working for Reuters before becoming the India Bureau Chief for the Washington Post in 2011.

Simon Denyer has also written books, notably, the “Rogue Elephant: Harnessing the Power of India’s Unruly Democracy” and he is the co-editor of “Foreign Correspondent: Fifty Years of Reporting South Asia.”

The Japan and Korea Bureau chief since 2018, before moving on from working for the Post in September of this year, Mr. Denyer was very familiar with Japanese politics.

In August of this year, he wrote a very scathing article for the Post on the effects of the Tokyo Olympics, the majority of the events closed to any visitors, and leaving the Japanese public with a 15 Billion dollar bill.

Due to insisting that the games go on rather than cancel them, it is estimated that the Japanese government lost not only millions in revenue directly related to the games, but an estimated 10 million tourists had dwarfed down to 100,000.

Estimates are that another $10 billion in total costs will be added by the time the spreadsheets have all been calculated, and all being paid directly by the Japanese taxpayers, who have been hit hard by COVID as it is. Simon Denyer’s: Facebook Page.