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Ben Hills
Photo Credit: Mayu Kanomori


Ben Hills is one of Australia's best-known investigative reporters and most experienced foreign correspondents, having reported wars, elections, scandals, celebrities and social issues for the Fairfax newspapers from more than 50 countries over three decades (see benhills.com). He was based in London in the 1970's, mainly covering Africa and the Middle East, in Hong Kong in the 1980's, and in Tokyo in the 1990's where he first reported on Masako and Naruhito. Ben is a winner of the Walkley Award, Australia's premier award for journalism, and has been 'highly commended' in the Graham Perkin Award for Australian Journalist of the Year. He is the author of two previous books : Blue Murder (Sun Books), about the Wittenoom asbestos disaster, and Japan-Behind the Lines (Sceptre) about his three years reporting from Japan. Ben lives in Sydney with his wife, the photographer Mayu Kanamori.

Books by Ben Hills

Princess Masako

The tragic, true story of Japan’s Crown Princess

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