Naoki Kuroishi is a doctoral student at the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, Ohio University. He is particularly interested in the application of emerging technologies in the field of political communication.
Prior to joining the doctoral program at Ohio University, Naoki worked for 5 years as a journalist for Japanese newspaper the Asahi Shimbun. He extensively covered the domestic and foreign policies of Shinzo Abe’s administration and contributed to the Asahi's investigative reporting on political scandals in Japan. He has also worked for a year as an adjunct lecturer in political science at Tokai University, and currently serves as a researcher at the Strategic Peace and International Affairs Research Institute, Tokai University (SPIRIT).
Naoki holds a master’s degree in political communication with distinction from Cardiff University, where his dissertation focuses on the political implications of internet memes in Japan. He earned a bachelor’s degree in law from Chuo University.