An award winning journalist, Pallavi Aiyar has worked as a foreign correspondent for over 15 years, reporting from China, Europe, Indonesia and Japan. She is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum and also serves on the WEF’s Global Council on the Future of Media and Entertainment. She is the author of several books including the China-memoir: Smoke and Mirrors, the novel: Chinese Whiskers, an exploration of contemporary Europe’s challenges: Punjabi Parmesan, and a parenting memoir: Babies and Bylines. Her book on Japan, Orienting: An Indian in Japan, will be published next year. Pallavi was a Reuters Fellow at Oxford University and is the youngest winner of the Prem Bhatia memorial prize for political reporting for her dispatches from China. Pallavi is currently based in Tokyo, from where she writes about Japan for Indian and international publications.