Ramon Vilaro

Ramon Vilaró Giralt (Vic 1945) is a journalist and writer since 1968 and has worked as a correspondent for newspapers Madrid , El correo catalan , Ya and El Correo Español-Pueblo Vasco , in Brussels, where he edited and directed the newsletter INFOREUROPA . For fifteen years, from 1976 to 1989, has been a correspondent for El País ,in Brussels, Washington, DC, and Tokyo. He was open the front page in number one of El País. After 1990 has been delegated in Catalonia for Grupo16 and business daily Cinco Dias (Grupo Prisa), and has columnist in La Vanguardia . He is currently writing and works in newspapers and magazines Cambio16, La Vanguardia, El País, Travel National Geographic and the digital capitalmadrid.com.

Is a member of TEAM EUROPE of speakers on European issues.

He has published books EE.UU., más allá de las hamburguesas y los pantalones vaqueros (El País, 1984); Japón, más allá del vídeo y de las geishas (El País-Aguilar, 1989) and the storybook travelers, in catalan, Nova York i Washington (La Magrana, 1994). Gringolandia, un retrato de EE.UU y su relación con España (MR, 2004, Grupo Planeta). Sol naciente. Historias hispano-japonesas (Editorial RBA, 2011) and Mabuhay. Bienvenidos a Filipinas (Editorial Península, 2017).

In narrative is the author of the novels Dainichi, la epopeya de Francisco Javier en Japón (Martínez Roca, 2001), Tabaco, el imperio de los marqueses de Comillas ( Martínez Roca, 2003) and La ultima conquista. La secreta historia de amor de Luna Clara, durante el descubrimiento de la Alta California (Martínez Roca, 2005). The novel Dainichi , has been reissued in paperback by EntreLibros (Puzzle, 2006) and has been published by the Japanese publishing Heibonsha (2011) under the title Samurai and Christ, and bought Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan. It was also the basis of documentary television, high definition, co written and directed by the author and Gonzalo Robledo, under the title of JAVIER. The legacy of Francisco Javier in Japan. A land of Navarre daimyo , to mark the centenary of the birth of V Francis Xavier, in 2006, for broadcast on TV and DVD. The novel Tabaco has been reissued, with 40,000 copies in the collection The fictionalized history of Spain, the newspaper ABC (number 17 in the collection, August 2006).

In currently working on developing a feature film based on the novel Dainichi , along with Gonzalo Robledo and the American film director Nancy Savoca.

In TV has written and directed television Made in Barcelona (6x30' documentary series for public television TVE and NHK in 1992) and Miró, the light of Mallorca (documentary for TV3 in 1993). FROM ALLIES TO MASSACRED. The last of the Philippines (co-produced by TVE-2014) on the slaughter of Spaniards in the Philippines during the Japanese occupation dealiadosamasacrados.com.
Currently preparing the documentary Gaspar de Portola and the Catalan roots of California, on the Foundation of the Missions in California. arletfilms.com.

  • Mabuhay
  • Sol naciente - Historias hispano-japonesas
  • Samurai y Cristo
  • Tabaco - El imperio de los marqueses de Comillas
  • Dainichi
  • La última conquista - La secreta historia de amor de Luna Clara, durante el descubrimiento de la Alta California
  • Gringolandia - Un retrato de EE.UU y su relación con España
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Tabaco - El imperio de los marqueses de Comillas
  • Dainichi - La epopeya de Francisco Javier en Japón
  • Nova York y Washington - El que cal saber per descobrir
  • Japón - Más allá del video y las geishas
  • EEUU Más allà de las hamburguesas y los pantalones vaqueros