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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Sailboat Carrying 5 Americans Missing in Waters off Philippine Coast
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Jan 21, 2011 07:25 AM Story from International AKIKO FUJITA, ABC News
Chinese Antique Boom Lucrative Business for Japanese
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Feb 24, 2011 01:03 AM Story from International AKIKO FUJITA, ABC News
Wally Yonamine, Athlete Who Bridged US-Japan Gap After WWII, Dies at Age 85
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Mar 02, 2011 09:10 AM Story from International AKIKO FUJITA, ABC News
Japanese Politician Sparks Maternity Debate After Giving Birth at 50
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Jan 07, 2011 04:55 AM 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
Can Pole Dancing Make Leap From Strip Bars to Olympics?
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Dec 10, 2010 06:11 AM Story from International AKIKO FUJITA, ABC News
Japan Nuclear Crisis: Hole in Reactor May Be Cause of Water Level Drop, Officials Say
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May 12, 2011 02:19 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
Toshiba Sells 3-D TVs Without the Glasses
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Dec 23, 2010 12:50 AM Story from Technology AKIKO FUJITA, ABC News
Japan's National Sport of Sumo Rocked by Yet Another Scandal
of Japan follow Akiko Fujita on Twitter The texts also included the amount of payment involved
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
Japanese Furious Over U.S. Diplomat's 'Extortion' Remark
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Mar 09, 2011 05:37 AM Story from International AKIKO FUJITA, ABC News
U.S. Pressures China, as Chinese, North Korean Officials Meet
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Dec 09, 2010 03:10 AM Story from International AKIKO FUJITA, ABC News
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