Born in Japan in 1977. Mr.Hori was the news anchor and reporter for news programs by Japanese Broadcasting Corporation (NHK) until becoming a visiting scholar at UCLA from 2012 to 2013. After leaving NHK he established “8bitNews,” a non-profit organization. Now, he is a news anchor for “Morning CROSS” by Tokyo Metropolitan Television (Tokyo MX) and radio navigator for “JAM THE WORLD” by J-WAVE. He is also the visiting professor of the Shukutoku University since April 2014. Recently, he started a new company called “GARDEN Inc.,” which specializes to report on activities of nonprofit/nongovernmental organizations, or social entrepreneurs.