BuzzFeed Names BuzzFeed Japan Founding Editor

Daisuke Furuta comes aboard.

BuzzFeed has named Daisuke Furuta the founding editor of BuzzFeed Japan. He was most recently editor of Asahi Shimbun Digital. Asahi Shimbun is Japan’s largest daily newspaper.

Furuta previously served as Asahi Shimbun’s South East Asia correspondent and Singapore bureau chief.

“His vast experience as a reporter combined with his passion for and deep understanding of the web makes Daisuke Furuta the perfect person to lead our editorial team,” said BuzzFeed’s vp of international, Scott Lamb, in an announcement. “We look forward to continuing our work to bring BuzzFeed to Japan.”