Akiko Fujita

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Akiko Fujita is an ABC News reporter based in Tokyo. She contributes to all ABC News broadcasts, ABC News radio and ABC NewsOne, the network's affiliate news... Read More »

Akiko Fujita is an ABC News reporter based in Tokyo. She contributes to all ABC News broadcasts, ABC News radio and ABC NewsOne, the network's affiliate news service. She also files for ABC News' digital platforms, including ABCNews.com and ABC News NOW.

Since joining ABC News, Fujita has covered major stories throughout Japan and Asia, including the March 11th tsunami and Fukushima nuclear disaster. She traveled to the most devastated regions in the aftermath of the disasters, reported from inside the nuclear exclusion zone, and has continued to report on Japan's recovery since. Fujita also traveled to Bangkok in the fall of 2011, to cover Thailand's worst flooding in history. In addition to chasing natural disasters, Fujita has covered Japan's historic Women's World Cup win, the ongoing dispute over U.S. marine base Futenma in Okinawa, and the fallout from Toyota's largest recall in company history.

Prior to her move to Japan, Fujita spent several years covering the Northwest as a reporter for ABC affiliate KOMO-TV in Seattle. During her time there, she witnessed the eruption of Mount St. Helens, reported on the closest gubernatorial election in Washington State history, and covered every major snow and rain storm that hit the Northwest. Before joining KOMO-TV, she was a general assignment reporter for NorthWest Cable News in Seattle. She began her career in Pocatello, Idaho where she reported for ABC affiliate KIFI-TV.

A native of Los Angeles, Fujita is a proud graduate of the University of Southern California, where she studied broadcast journalism. She is a member of the Asian American Journalists Association and is fluent in Japanese.

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Prosthetic Fingers Help Reform Japan's Feared Yakuza Gangsters
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Jun 06, 2013 09:05 AM Story from US AKIKO FUJITA, ABC News
Japan Nuclear Crisis: Retirees Volunteer for Fukushima Duty
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Jun 01, 2011 06:47 AM Story from International AKIKO FUJITA, ABC News
Japanese Prime Minister Kan Signals Resignation
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Jun 02, 2011 01:13 AM Story from International AKIKO FUJITA, ABC News
Japan's National Sport of Sumo Rocked by Yet Another Scandal
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Feb 02, 2011 05:29 AM Story from International AKIKO FUJITA, ABC News
Japanese Sushi Certification Program Tests Skills of Foreign Chefs
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Jan 18, 2011 04:38 AM Story from International AKIKO FUJITA, ABC News
Pandas Bring High Hopes for Tokyo Economy, Diplomacy
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Feb 21, 2011 07:50 AM Story from International AKIKO FUJITA, ABC News
McDonald's Sells "Big America" in the Land of Skinny
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Jan 14, 2011 04:14 AM Story from International AKIKO FUJITA, ABC News
Japanese Teachers Balk at Anthem That Glorifies Emperor
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Feb 14, 2011 05:10 AM Story from International AKIKO FUJITA, ABC News
U.S. Diplomat Replaced After Calling Okinawans 'Lazy' and 'Masters of Extortion'
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Mar 09, 2011 11:14 PM Story from International AKIKO FUJITA, ABC News
Japanese 'Superhero' Inspires Gift-Giving
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Jan 11, 2011 05:23 AM Story from International AKIKO FUJITA, ABC News
Honest Japanese Return $78 Million in Cash Found in Quake Rubble
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Aug 17, 2011 08:25 AM Story from International AKIKO FUJITA, ABC News
99-Year-Old Poet Becomes Bestseller, Inspires Readers
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Feb 02, 2011 10:40 AM Story from International AKIKO FUJITA, ABC News
Volcano Erupts in Southern Japan, Smoke Seen 5,000 Feet Above the Crater
of Japan, follow Akiko Fujita on Twitter Air space above the mountain remained open but the haze
Jan 27, 2011 04:09 AM Story from International AKIKO FUJITA, ABC News
New Zealand Earthquake Survivor Pulled From Rubble; Hundreds Still Missing
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Feb 23, 2011 10:41 AM Story from International AKIKO FUJITA, ABC News
Man Arrested After Attacking Students with Knife in Japan
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Dec 16, 2010 11:31 PM Story from International AKIKO FUJITA, ABC News
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