Fellows & Grantees

Minako Sasako

Abe Fellowship for Journalists 2016
Project Title
Widening Gap and Sustainable Society: Case Study of Sandy Springs
Institutional Affiliation (at time of award)
Staff Writer, International News Department, 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.