2023.09.07 Nikkei Software Engineer Go Takagi Awarded INMA "30 Under 30" Prize in Product Category

On September 5, software engineer Go Takagi, a member of Nikkei's Digital Strategy and Planning Unit, was selected as one of the "30 Under 30 Awards" honorees announced by the International News Media Association (INMA) for "Global News Media Young Professionals". The awards are given to the best and brightest young professionals in the media industry. This is the fourth consecutive year since 2020 that Nikkei has been selected for this award, which recognizes outstanding young talent in the media industry.

INMA selected 30 of the 270 nominees for the "30 Under 30 Awards". The winners were divided into six categories: Advertising, Data, Leadership, Newsroom, Product, and Reader Revenue, with Mr. Takagi selected in the Product category.

Mr. Takagi joined Nikkei in 2019. He is a member of the Digital Strategy and Planning Unit and works as a software engineer on the development of the Nikkei smartphone app.

He led the development of the app for iPhone and iPad, including the development of the memo function in the replica viewer app. His work has contributed to the new reader acquisition and better engagement. He was also responsible for the development of the "NIKKEI Wave" app, an experimental product that offers a new way of presenting news, which won the Incentive Award in the INMA Best Product and Tech Innovation category in 2021.

INMA noted of Mr. Takagi's award, "His forward-looking thinking has helped the company develop innovative products, contributing greatly to the company's ability to deliver information to users in new ways."

Upon receiving the award, Mr. Takagi said, "I am beyond honored to receive such a prestigious award. I will continue to strive to make technological contributions through digital platforms for reliable news reporting."

<About the INMA and the Young Professionals Initiative>
The International News Media Association (INMA) has approximately 21,000 members from more than 800 news media outlets in 92 countries. They have positioned the Young Professionals Initiative as an activity aimed at identifying and collaborating with young leaders in the news media.