Martti Ahtisaari is a former Finnish president and the recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. He came to Japan to speak on conflict resolution and then toured the tsunami-stricken areas near Sendai. I got to tag along and interview him for around a half-hour in the van on the way back to the shinkansen station.
The interview will go up on Nippon.com, which is the big project keeping us busy at Japan Echo these days. I have a blog post to write about all of that. It will happen soon.