I have worked as a reporter for The Associated Press in the New York, Detroit and Tokyo bureaus, but almost entirely in Tokyo, the city where I grew up. I do mostly stories but I also sometimes do photos and video. Thank you for your interest in The AP.
My AP Stories in 2020 follow below. Please click on the highlights of links to read My AP stories.
My storytelling out of Tokyo is a part of this global AP Story July 14, 2020 on how small businesses are struggling to survive amid the pandemic.
My AP Story July 15, 2020, on Nissan showing its first all-new major model, an electric crossover, since getting embroiled in the Carlos Ghosn scandal.
My “One Good Thing” series AP Story June 22, 2020 on how high school baseball players will be getting Koshien Stadium dirt in a memento from the professional Hanshin Tigers.
My AP Story June 14, 2020 on the Black Lives Matter march in Tokyo.
The Japan bit for this AP Story Aug. 1, 2020 is by yours truly.
The Japan bit for this AP Story July 31, 2020 is by yours truly.
I’m a contributor to this July 31, 2020 AP Story on the Tokyo Olympics by my colleague.
My AP Story July 1, 2020 on a Bank of Japan survey showing companies’ sentiments at lowest in more than a decade.
I contribute the Japan material for this AP Story July 28, 2020 on “whitening creams” around the world.
My AP Story July 30, 2020 about Greg Kelly’s trial set to start without Carlos Ghosn.
My AP Story July 28, 2020 on Nissan expecting second straight year of red ink amid outbreak fallout.
My AP Story July 27, 2020 on Mitsubishi Motors racking up losses on the pandemic pain.
My AP Story June 29, 2020 on Nissan executives facing angry shareholders after fiscal losses and the Carlos Ghosn scandal.
My AP Story July 29, 2020 on the commander of the U.S. Forces in Japan affirms U.S. support for Japan on China dispute.
My AP Story June 25, 2020 on SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son leaving the board of Alibaba.
My AP Story June 19, 2020 on the economy reopening cautiously, balancing health risks.
My AP Story July 3, 2020 on Japan formally filing the extradition request with the U.S. on two Americans arrested in Massachusetts and accused in his escape.
My AP Story June 11, 2020 as the saga of Carlos Ghosn returns as Japan seeks the extradition of two Americans, recently arrested in the U.S., and wanted in Japan on suspicion of having helped a criminal escape, meaning that extraordinary flight of Ghosn to Lebanon hiding in a box.
My AP Story June 12, 2020 on the high court upholding a lower court conviction on data manipulation for Mark Karpeles, who headed a Tokyo bitcoin exchange that collapsed.
My AP Story May 28, 2020 on how Nissan is closing auto plants in Spain and Indonesia, as it sinks into losses for the first time in 11 years.
My AP Story April 26, 2020 on how Japan is low-tech and challenged.
My AP Story May 23, 2020 on the virus outbreak today.
My AP Story May 22, 2020 on the Bank of Japan helping provide lending to small and medium-size businesses amid pandemic hardships.
My AP Story April 11, 2020, an obit on Nobuhiko Obayashi, who devoted his works to depicting war’s horrors and singing the eternal power of movies.
My AP Story Jan. 23, 2020 with AP Photos by my colleague Jae C. Hong on the homeless of Tokyo and how they fear removal as the Olympics approach.
My AP Story May 6, 2020 on a 16-year-old who cared enough to come up with a free iPhone app to help people record their whereabouts to track possible virus infection.
My AP Story June 18, 2020 on money-losing Mitsubishi says executives will take pay cuts.
My AP Story May 18, 2020 on Japan sinking into a recession amid the pandemic.
My AP Story May 21, 2020 on how exports are plunging for recession-hit Japan in their worst fall in a decade.
My AP Story May 7, 2020 on how Nintendo profits rose as people stay home and play video games amid the pandemic.
My AP Story April 10, 2020 on Toyota Chief Executive Akio Toyoda promising the Japanese auto industry will save jobs.
My AP Story April 2, 2020 on the workers at the Fukushima nuclear plant.
My AP Story April 3, 2020 on how the Athletes Village for the Tokyo Olympics could house virus patients.
My AP Story April 3, 2020 with My AP Photos on a paternity harassment case in Japan.
My AP Story April 2, 2020 on SoftBank ending its tender offer on WeWork.
My AP Story April 20, 2020 on Japan’s exports in March diving over the pandemic.
My AP Story March 8, 2020 of our daily virus story roundup, focusing on Italy’s quarantine of its northern areas.
My AP Sports Story March 2, 2020 on how the Japanese professional baseball season is in doubt.
My AP Story March 4, 2020 on a minister commenting about the Tokyo Olympics perhaps being postponed until later in the year.
My AP Story Feb. 15, 2020 with yet another photo by Jae C. Hong on how the U.S. Embassy says Americans aboard the quarantined ship will be flown home.
My AP Story Feb. 17, 2020 on 99 new cases confirmed on the Diamond Princess.
My AP Story Feb. 21, 2020 on how the virus outbreak may slash $29 billion from airlines’ revenue.
I’m a Contributor to this AP Story Feb. 17, 2020 on Americans getting flown out, off the cruise ship Diamond Princess.
My AP Story Feb. 17, 2020 on the Japanese economy sinking amid virus fears.
I’m a Contributor to this AP Story Feb. 16, 2020 on the ongoing virus outbreak and reactions from the world, including Japan.
My AP Story Feb. 12, 2020 on how Guinness certifies a Japanese as the oldest man.
And My followup Story Feb. 25, 2020 that he died.
My co-byline AP Story Jan. 29, 2020, on how the new virus poses a threat to a fragile world economy.
I am a contributor to this AP Story Feb. 7, 2020, about how the flow of Chinese tourists has declined after the virus outbreak.
Mario like Mickey? My AP Story Jan. 31, 2020, on how Nintendo is banking on profits from characters.
My AP Story Jan. 30, 2020, on how Toyota’s global vehicle sales for last year trails Volkswagen’s.
My AP Story Feb. 25, 2020 on Japan ordering 20 more Boeing 787 Dreamliners.
My AP Story Jan. 27, 2020 on how Bryant’s death is drawing tributes from Asia.
THE YEAR STARTS OFF WITH MY COVERAGE OF CARLOS GHOSN
My AP Story Jan. 9, 2020 about how Ghosn as fugitive is bringing global attention to Japanese justice.
My AP Story Jan. 30, 2020 on how Japan is seeking the arrest of Ghosn and three Americans who allegedly helped his escape.
My AP Story Jan 4, 2020 on how Ghosn’s lawyer is as outraged by Japan’s legal system as by the escape.
My AP Story Feb. 13, 2020 on Nissan sinking into losses as vehicle sales plummet.
My AP Story Feb. 18, 2020 on Nissan’s shareholders’ meeting where some began shouting angrily about crashing stock prices, zero dividends and quarterly losses after the Ghosn scandal.
My AP Story Feb. 12, 2020 on Nissan suing Ghosn seeking damages.
My AP Story Jan. 12, 2020 how the lawyer tallied the questioning of his client without a lawyer present, and found it averaged seven hours a day.
My AP Story Jan. 3, 2020 on what’s known and not known about Ghosn’s case after his escape.
My AP Story Jan. 7, 2020 on arrest warrant for Nissan ex-chair’s wife Carole and Nissan saying Ghosn is still responsible for “serious misconduct.
My AP Story Feb. 28, 2020 on Japan sending justice official to Lebanon.
My AP Story Jan. 5, 2020 on Japan saying Ghosn’s escape was inexcusable, and it has ordered an investigation
My AP Story Jan. 10, 2010 on Ghosn’s lawyer slamming Japanese justice minister’s gaffe about suspects having to “prove” innocence.
My AP Story Jan. 16, 2020 on Hironaka and his team quitting from Ghosn’s defense.
My AP Story Jan. 17, 2020 on Ghosn’s lawyers refuting Nissan’s take on what happened.
My AP Story Jan. 6, 2020 on Justice Minister Masako Mori telling reporters Japan will improve border checks, bail after Ghosn flight.
My AP Story Jan. 3, 2020 on how Ghosn made his escape on a chartered plane, a co-byline story with my colleague in Turkey.
My AP Story Jan. 1, 2020 on how by jumping bail, fugitive Carlos Ghosn is burning bridges to Japan.
My AP Story Jan. 2, 2020 on how prosecutors are raiding Ghosn’s Tokyo home.