Areas of Expertise

Journalism, Foreign Policy, Minorities, Women’s Rights.


Ilgin Yorulmaz is an independent journalist and digital media specialist with 20+ years of experience reporting from Tokyo, London, New York and Istanbul.

Representative Publications

Bylines in BBC World Turkish, Nikkei Asian Review, HuffPost, Condé Nast Traveller; Japan commentator on Deutsche Welle.


  • M.S. Columbia Graduate School of Journalism
  • M.A. in International Relations, International University of Japan

Professional Associations

  • The Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan, Board Member, 2020-21
  • The White House Correspondents Association Scholar, 2016
  • East West Center Senior Fellow, 2017