Jurek Martin

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Jurek Martin OBE (born 1942) is a British-born journalist.

Martin, a Financial Times columnist and former foreign editor and twice Washington, D.C. Bureau Chief was noted for his weekly "Letter to America" column before becoming a columnist for FT.com and a contributor to the newspaper.[1]

Jurek Martin was born in England in 1942 and educated at the Royal Grammar School Worcester and Hertford College Oxford. After three years teaching and writing in California he then joined the Financial Times in London before moving to America. He also served as Tokyo bureau chief, 1982-86, and was awarded two British Press Awards for his coverage of Japan.[2]

In 1997 he was awarded an OBE by the Queen.[2] He has also been a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow at several US colleges, including Grinnell College in 2002.


  1. ^ "62nd Annual Conference on World Affairs - Participants". University of Colorado. Retrieved 10 September 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Jurek Martin". Financial Times. Retrieved 10 September 2010. 

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