Current Institutional Affiliation
Staff Writer, Roma Branch Office, Yomiuri Shimbun

Minako Sasako is a staff writer at the Yomiuri Shimbun, one of Japan’s major daily newspapers. She began her career at Yomiuri in 2002 and currently reports for the international news desk. Her largest project to date is her reportage on the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011, an event she reported on extensively, interviewing nuclear plant workers, as well as survivors. Her work there led to the publication of a book in 2016. She holds an MBA from University of Southampton, UK.

Award Information

Abe Fellowship for Journalists 2016
Institutional Affiliation (at time of award):
Staff Writer, International News Department, Yomiuri Shimbun
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