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 Marks 2-Year Anniversary of Triple Disaster
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Mar 11, 2013 05:58 AM Story from International AKIKO FUJITA, ABC News
Powerful 8.6-Magnitude Earthquake Triggers Tsunami, But Little Damage
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Apr 11, 2012 06:42 AM Story from International AKIKO FUJITA, ABC News
Japanese Politician Stirs Ire Over US Troop, Wartime Sex Slaves Comments
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May 27, 2013 09:06 AM Story from International AKIKO FUJITA, ABC News
Japanese Octogenarian Becomes Oldest Man to Reach Summit of Mount Everest
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May 23, 2013 12:51 AM Story from International AKIKO FUJITA, ABC News
Hero Tsunami Doctor Still Coping With Japan's Disaster One Year Later
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Mar 06, 2012 10:02 AM Story from International AKIKO FUJITA, ABC News
Fukushima School in Limbo, Two Years After Nuclear Disaster
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Mar 10, 2013 07:19 AM Story from International AKIKO FUJITA, ABC News
Protesters Take to Hong Kong Streets in Support of NSA Leaker Edward Snowden
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Jun 15, 2013 09:25 AM Story from International AKIKO FUJITA, ABC News
Japan Restarts Nuclear Reactors
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Jun 16, 2012 09:30 AM Story from International AKIKO FUJITA, ABC News
North Korea Warns Embassies to Evacuate Before April 10
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Apr 05, 2013 10:58 AM Story from International AKIKO FUJITA, ABC News
South Korea: North Korea Fires 3 Short-Range Guided Missiles
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May 18, 2013 08:32 AM Story from International AKIKO FUJITA, ABC News
Japan's Nuclear Exclusion Zone Shows Few Signs of Life
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Feb 06, 2012 08:11 AM Story from International AKIKO FUJITA, ABC News
Japanese Mayor Katsunobu Sakurai Mourns Stricken City That 'Will Never Be the Same'
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Mar 10, 2012 01:30 PM Story from International AKIKO FUJITA, ABC News
Quake Off The Philippines Triggers Tsunami Alert
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Aug 31, 2012 10:15 AM Story from International AKIKO FUJITA, ABC News
Dreamliner Fleet to Resume Flying 'Within Weeks,' Boeing Says
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Mar 15, 2013 07:20 AM Story from International AKIKO FUJITA, ABC News
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