Akiko Ryu Innes-Taylor: Associate Member, head of PR for Otsuka Pharmaceuticals (and probably the first woman to receive official paid maternity leave in Japan).
Vellayappa Chockalinghan, know as Chuck Lingham, published in his 100th birthday month. Life Member, former businessman and involved with the Indian liberation movement
Everett Kennedy Brown – photographer, currently well known for his wet-print photos and involvement in visually exploring traditions in Japan
Choo Wei Foo, correspondent for Singaporian Press Holdings in print and including Chinese-language TV.
Kazuo Kobayashi, ex-Russia correspondent for NHK TV, now retired. He was recovering from cancer, and said he was pleased to have this photographic record of cancer survival.
Pema Gyalpo, the Dalai Lama's representative in Japan until 1990, now academic, journalist and involved in politics.
Robert Whiting, writer on crime and baseball – his books include You've Gotta Have Wa and Tokyo Underworld.