Elliot I. Silverberg is an Analyst at The Asia Group focusing on the firm’s Japan portfolio. In this capacity, he monitors Japanese political, economic, and business trends from both English and Japanese sources. He also provides analytical support on regional and sectoral issues across multiple industries, including pharmaceuticals, health and human services, tourism and gaming, civil aviation, defense, energy, technology, and consumer electronics.
Prior to joining The Asia Group, Elliot supported the Asia Pacific Initiative, a Tokyo-based think tank, as the research and editorial assistant to former New York Times Tokyo Bureau Chief Martin Fackler. Previously, he worked as a legal assistant in the Tokyo office of the law firm Hogan Lovells LLP, where he focused on intellectual property rights.
While in Tokyo, Elliot also reported on business, politics, and culture as a freelance journalist, and has interviewed government officials, C-suite executives, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, financiers, economists, academics, and other thought leaders. He has contributed articles to a variety of publications, including a leading business magazine in Japan, the inflight magazine of a major European airline, and an online newspaper popular among young Japanese. Elliot is an Associate Member of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan (FCCJ), and is a previous winner of their annual Swadesh DeRoy Memorial Scholarship Award.
Elliot is currently completing his master’s degree in journalism at Harvard University. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Oregon State University, where he graduated summa cum laude at age 19. During his undergraduate years, he earned a paralegal certificate from the University of California, Berkeley. Elliot is proficient in Japanese.