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© Motockney Nuquee / Felix Lill

Thanks for coming to my page! I’m Felix Lill, a journalist and author. Although I was born in the German city of Hamburg in 1985, for over ten years I’ve only been a visitor to my home town. During this time, I’ve reported from some 40 countries, and during the last four years my focus has been on Japan and East Asia (though projects keep dragging me towards Latin America).

My articles can be read in Die Zeit, Die Presse, NZZ am Sonntag, Tagesspiegel, Der Spiegel and various other media in German language. I also publish in English-speaking media, such as Al Jazeera or Narratively, or Spanish ones, such as El País and Vice España. Translations my works have appeared in Italy, USA, Ukraine, Vietnam, Japan and some other countries or languages.

Mostly, I report on the economy, politics, social affairs and and other closely related topics. But my understanding of journalism allows me to report on a wide range of topics (and this is what I probably like most about journalism).

Examples include: stories on the economics of sports, as I did during the Olympic Games 2016 in Rio; a feature on the politics of sexuality, looking into the case of incredibly successful and proactive transwomen in the Philippines; or manga comics as pieces of investigative journalism, searching between Tokyo and Fukushima in the aftermath of Japan’s nuclear meltdown.

A narrower scope, through which I often like to approach my stories, is demographics. I am fascinated by the various characteristics that distinguish individuals and subgroups of societies – such as income, gender and education, but especially age. Demographics is also my area of academic research. Next to my journalistic work, I am currently writing a PhD dissertation at the Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, on determinants of generational conflict in ageing populations, comparing Japan and Germany.

Using quantitative methods, I analyse the labour market, the welfare state and the institution of the family to find out what, if anything, can under certain circumstances provide frictions between old and young as a society ages. Such questions are also crucial in my journalistic work. I believe that journalism and academia are two worlds that complement each other. I’m trying my best to show that.

If you’d like to get in touch with me, you can do so in German, English, Spanish, Japanese or French. I can try Portuguese, but I’m afraid it’ll be a sort of Portuñol.

Thanks for coming to my page! I’m Felix Lill, a journalist and author. Although I was born in the German city of Hamburg in 1985, for over ten years I’ve only been a visitor to my home town. During this time, I’ve reported from some 40 countries, and during the last four years my focus has been on Japan and East Asia (though projects keep dragging me towards Latin America).

My articles can be read in Die Zeit, Die Presse, NZZ am Sonntag, Tagesspiegel, Der Spiegel and various other media in German language. I also publish in English-speaking media, such as Al Jazeera or Narratively, or Spanish ones, such as El País and Vice España. Translations my works have appeared in Italy, USA, Ukraine, Vietnam, Japan and some other countries or languages.

Mostly, I report on the economy, politics, social affairs and and other closely related topics. But my understanding of journalism allows me to report on a wide range of topics (and this is what I probably like most about journalism).

Examples include: stories on the economics of sports, as I did during the Olympic Games 2016 in Rio; a feature on the politics of sexuality, looking into the case of incredibly successful and proactive transwomen in the Philippines; or manga comics as pieces of investigative journalism, searching between Tokyo and Fukushima in the aftermath of Japan’s nuclear meltdown.

A narrower scope, through which I often like to approach my stories, is demographics. I am fascinated by the various characteristics that distinguish individuals and subgroups of societies – such as income, gender and education, but especially age. Demographics is also my area of academic research. Next to my journalistic work, I am currently writing a PhD dissertation at the Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, on determinants of generational conflict in ageing populations, comparing Japan and Germany.

Using quantitative methods, I analyse the labour market, the welfare state and the institution of the family to find out what, if anything, can under certain circumstances provide frictions between old and young as a society ages. Such questions are also crucial in my journalistic work. I believe that journalism and academia are two worlds that complement each other. I’m trying my best to show that.

If you’d like to get in touch with me, you can do so in German, English, Spanish, Japanese or French. I can try Portuguese, but I’m afraid it’ll be a sort of Portuñol.

© Motockney Nuquee / Felix Lill

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