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About Me Olivier Fabre
About Me Olivier Fabre



About me – Born in Paris, he was raised in Madras (now Chennai) and Tokyo, his grandmother’s home town, before going to college in the London. After working as a student intern at the Nihon Keizai Shimbun and briefly at Diamond Publications after graduating from university, he joined Reuters in 1995, where he worked for 25 years as both pen reporter and news video producer. For over 20 years he also led a team of video journalists covering major news events in Japan and overseas. 10 years ago, Olivier also founded the Tokyo chapter of the company’s LGBTQ+ Network, and worked with the company’s human resources department to introduce benefits for same-sex partners. After leaving Reuters in 2019, he has been working as a freelancer for media companies, and as the global communications officer for Japan’s first comprehensive LGBTQ+ center Pride House Tokyo Legacy and the Tokyo Rainbow Pride organization. Olivier lives with his dog, Gaspard, his Japanese partner of 18 years. His hobbies include food and travel.

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Third generation Japanese, French & Brit. Born in Paris, lived in Chennai, London & Singapore, but worked & lived mostly in Tokyo. Global nomad or TCK, LGBTQ, gay, cis-male. Ritualist atheist, trilingual sometimes, bilingual most of the time, but semi lingual sometimes, foodie, traveler, former journalist, part-time activist. Video Editor, Video Camera Operator, Youtuber (wannabe), Japanese-English, French-English translator.



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