ABOUT

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Akiko Fujita has taken her passion for storytelling all over the world. A veteran journalist with more than a decade of experience, she has reported on some of the biggest stories across Asia and the U.S. As a Tokyo-based correspondent for ABC News, Akiko led network coverage of the 2011 tsunami and nuclear disaster in Japan, bringing viewers live, breaking developments on the ground as the catastrophe unfolded. She traveled to the epicenter, including the nuclear exclusion zone around the Fukushima Daiichi Power Plant, to report extensively on the devastation for all ABC News platforms. In addition to her work in Japan, she traveled across East Asia for ABC News, reporting on the Bangkok floods, the conflict on the Korean peninsula, and the search for NSA Leaker Edward Snowden. Prior to her stint in Asia, Akiko spent 5 years in the Pacific Northwest as a general assignment reporter for KOMO-TV and NorthWest Cable News, where her work was recognized with an Emmy nomination. She began her career at KIFI-TV, the ABC-affiliate in Pocatello, Idaho. A multimedia correspondent, she embraces all aspects of newsgathering - often shooting and editing much of her material. Her work has also been featured on ESPN, the BBC, Public Radio International, The Wall Street Journal, and NHK. Akiko is a proud graduate of the University of Southern California, where she majored in broadcast journalism and international relations. She is a member of the Asian American Journalists Association and speaks fluent Japanese.