Bill Emmott is an English journalist who worked for the ‘The Economist’ newspaper in Brussels, Tokyo and London. When he was editor, beginning in March 1993, ‘The Economist’ doubled from 500,000 to nearly 1,100,000 weekly sales. He resigned on February 20, 2006.
Emmott is a member of the Trilateral Commission, a director of the UK-Japan 21st Century Group, a director of Development Consultants International, a Dublin-based aid consultancy and a member of the BBC World Service Governors’ Consultative Committee. He is especially known for several well-received books about Japan.