Bruce Wallace is the new Tokyo bureau chief. His background is in the memo from Foreign Editor Marjorie Miller:
To the Staff:
Bruce Wallace has joined The Times as Tokyo bureau chief.
As the newspaper's freelance correspondent in London during the 18 months that our bureau there was vacant, Wallace crafted astute and stylish stories on British politics, culture and the arts.
Prior to joining The Times, he was European correspondent for Canada's Southam newspaper chain, and before that spent 15 years at Maclean's, the country's national newsweekly. He served as the magazine's Ottawa bureau chief, global correspondent based in London, and foreign editor, reporting on stories ranging from the first Iraq war to Somalia, and from the Balkans to three Olympic Games.
Wallace will move to Tokyo in late May to cover Japan and help out as a regional firefighter. His wife, Kathryn, and sons Zachary and Sebastian, will join him later this summer.
Marjorie Miller, Foreign Editor
May 6, 2004