Fellows & Grantees

Michael Zielenziger

Abe Fellowship 2002
Project Title
Owning Up: Comparing the Response to Economic Crisis in Japan and South Korea Through an Inquiry Into Social Psychology
Institutional Affiliation (at time of award)
Tokyo bureau chief, Knight Ridder Newspapers, Knight Ridder


Michael Zielenziger is managing editor of thought leadership for Oxford Economics a UK-based economic and research consultancy. For many years he was a foreign and national correspondent for Knight Ridder Newspapers.He is author of Shutting Out the Sun: How Japan Created its own Lost Generation, which he wrote while a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley. He was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize for his writing about China, and was based for many years in Tokyo.