Tim Hitchens CMG LVO was appointed British ambassador to Japan in December 2012 and has previously been posted to Pakistan, Afghanistan and France.
Lori Henderson MBE has been BCCJ executive director since February 2011.
David Bickle is a tax director with Deloitte Tohmatsu Tax Co. and is the president of the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan.
Simon Farrell, publisher, was ACCJ Journal editor-in-chief until September 2009. After graduating from the London School of Journalism in 1992, he worked as a reporter and editor in Dubai, Cape Town, Havana and Tokyo for the UK, Japanese, Arab and South African press.
Kathryn Wortley is editor at Custom Media. She has an academic background in media and Japanese, and a portfolio of published work in the UK and Japan.
Ian de Stains OBE, a former BBC producer and presenter, has been based in Japan since 1976.
Julian Ryall is Tokyo correspondent for The Daily Telegraph.
Mark Schreiber is an author and translator who has been based in Tokyo since 1966. He was employed as a media analyst in market research before turning to freelance writing.
Martin Foster is a writer who has lived in Tokyo since 1977. After a career in financial journalism he has recently ventured into environmental issues, including the over-fishing of bluefin tuna and alternative energy.