Staff Members

GoHoo is managed by the Watchdog for Accuracy in News-reporting, Japan (WANJ). The voluntary endeavor of a lawyer, WANJ was founded in March, 2012 with the intention of creating the present website.  This company acquired legal counsel in November, 2012.

We are a third-party private group unaffiliated with any mass media entity in Japan, and working independently to improve the accuracy and accountability of the media.

Philosophy, Mission, Project


  • Hitofumi Yanai (Founder)

-Former Sankei Shimbun reporter turned lawyer (Daiichi Tokyo Bar Association).

  • Yuichi Tanaka

-Resoul Corporation Representative Director; President of Social Entrepreneur School, Social Entrepreneurship Forum Partners (Specialty: HR, management consulting, and entrepreneurship).

We currently have a total of five staff and numerous volunteer co-workers and collaborators.


Hirata Building, 1st Floor, Number 2 Nibancho, Chiyoda-ku,  Tokyo, Japan 102-0084


(Nov 19,2012)