Masaaki Sato

Masaaki Sato simply has no peer when it comes to reporting on the Japanese auto industry, his prominence dating back to the 1980's when he was on the auto beat for "Nikkei" (the Japanese "Wall Street Journal"). Currently an executive at Nikkei Business Publications, he is the author of highly regarded histories including one on the early days of home video technology (i.e., VHS vs. Betamax) and that has been adapted to the big screen. His most recent book is "The House of Toyota,"