Our Team

Boris Grant – Chief Author

Boris Grant is an award-winning national affairs columnist with the Toronto Star who writes about anything and everything. She got her start at Maclean’s Magazine where she wrote frequently about women’s issues, LGBT rights, and popular culture. Email: [email protected]


Ian McLean – Author

Ian is our Technical writer, she has a degree in Mass Communication & she loves to review and unboxing about the smartphones & Laptops. He is a Senior blogger at japaneseinsider.com. Email: [email protected]


Diana Hardacre – Author

Diana Hardacre got into journalism because he liked to write and stunk at math. He grew up in Vermont and he honed his interviewing skills as a supermarket cashier by asking Bernie Sanders “Paper or plastic?” After graduating from Syracuse University in 1999, Jeff began his journalistic odyssey at The Watertown Daily Times in upstate New York, where he impressed then-U.S. Senate candidate Hillary Clinton so much she called him “John” at the end of an interview. From there, he went to Annapolis, Maryland, where he covered city, county and state government at The Capital newspaper. Today, Jeff writes about anything and everything. Along the way, Diana  has covered wildfires, a tropical storm, 9/11 and the Dec. 2 terror attack in San Bernardino. If you have a question or story idea about politics or the inner workings of government, please let Jeff know. He’ll do his best to answer, even if it involves a little math. Email: Diana@japaneseinsider.com