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Jurek Martin has been with the FT since 1966 and has spent 24 years of those years reporting on and commenting about the US. His column is written mostly with Americans in mind, not only about its policies but also about the highways, byways and people.
He was far east editor, based in Tokyo, from 1982-86, followed by six years as the newspaper’s Foreign Editor, based in London. He then moved back to full time writing in Washington. He was awarded an OBE by the Queen for services to journalism in 1997.E-mail Jurek Martin