AB with distinction, Dartmouth College, 1951; Master of Arts, University of Michigan, 1957.
Staff writer, then assistant foreign editor, Business Week magazine, 1957-1961;
Tokyo bureau chief, McGraw-Hill World News, 1962-1964;
Asia specialist, Washington Post, 1965-1966;
bureau chief, Washington Post, Tokyo, 1966-1968;
Washington correspondent, Washington Post, 1968-1969;
Washington correspondent, New York Times, 1969-1972;
Tokyo bureau chief, New York Times, 1972-1976;
investigative reporter Washington Bureau, New York Times, 1976-1978;
energy correspondent, New York Times, 1978-1979;
defense correspondent, New York Times, 1979-1984;
military correspondent, New York Times, 1984-1989;
director committee and journalism, East-West Center, Honolulu, 1990-1994;
independent writer, Honolulu, since 1994. Adjunct fellow Pacific Forum-Center Strategic and International Studies, Center War, Peace, and News Media, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Visiting lecturer U. Hawaii,1995-1996.
Board directors Hawaian Electric Industries Power Corporation.
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Member Honolulu Committee Foreign Rels., Pacific and Asian Affairs Council, Board of Governors Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii. First lieutenant United States Army, 1952-1955. Member 100th Infantry Battalion Veterinary Association (honorary), Foreign Corrs.
Married Carol Prins, June 21, 1958. Children: Christopher Paul, Laura Colby, Catherine Anne. Married Fumiko Mori, November 11, 1978.