Mr. Martin Fackler is senior advisor at Ichigo Asset Management, a Tokyo-based value fund specializing in Japanese companies. Prior to that, he was a journalist for two decades, working most recently as assistant Asia editor at The New York Times, where he oversaw coverage of China. Mr. Fackler worked as a correspondent at The New York Times for a decade, serving as Tokyo bureau chief from 2009 to 2015. In 2012, he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in international reporting for his and his colleagues’ investigative stories into the Fukushima nuclear disaster that the prize committee said offered a “powerful exploration of serious mistakes concealed by authorities in Japan”. Mr. Fackler has also worked in Shanghai, Beijing and Tokyo for The Wall Street Journal, The Far Eastern Economic Review and The Associated Press. From 2015-17, he was Journalist-in-Residence at the Asia Pacific Initiative, a Tokyo-based think tank. Mr. Fackler is the author or co-author of eight books in Japanese, including the bestseller Credibility Lost: The Crisis in Japanese Newspaper Journalism after Fukushima (2012). In English, he was lead editor of Reinventing Japan: New Directions in Global Leadership (Praeger, 2018). He grew up in Georgia, and holds degrees from Dartmouth College, the University of Illinois and the University of California, Berkeley.
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