From the Post:
We’re delighted to announce that Anthony Faiola, the Post’s Tokyo bureau chief, will become our next New York bureau chief after a great run as a foreign correspondent. Tony succeeds Michael Powell, who returns to Style as a political writer for the 2008 campaign after a distinguished turn in National anchoring us in New York and New England for the entire post-9/11 period. Tony brings to New York the veteran correspondent’s eye for news – combined with the flair of a cultural anthropologist who could easily earn a second living as a trend spotter. After arriving at the Post’s financial desk in 1994 from the Miami Herald, Tony quickly set out for parts abroad.
As Buenos Aires bureau chief from 1997 to 2003, he ranged widely across South America, keeping us up to date on everything from Brazilian soccer to Chile’s runaway Nazis to the Argentine economic collapse. Once he landed in Tokyo, he became immersed in the Dear Leader’s nuclear tantrums on what he likes to call Planet North Korea, took us deep inside the region’s still-present World War II-era animosities and chronicled life in Japan, the world’s most rapidly graying nation.