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Yuri Nagano 永野百合

Yuri Nagano is an American digital journalist reporting in both print and broadcast. Using her native-level Japanese skills (both spoken and written), she has reported from Tokyo for major U.S. news organizations including the Los Angeles Times, New York Times and the Associated Press for more than a decade, covering everything from business, politics to sports.

Born in Tokyo, Nagano grew up in both Northern and Southern California (San Francisco and Los Angeles area) from age two. Nagano majored in Japanese Art History at the University of Tokyo. Hoping to make art documentaries, she joined the BBC of Japan, NHK, upon graduation as a programs producer (NHK job title was ‘director’). There, she fell in love with the world of journalism. After obtaining a master’s degree in journalism at the University of California at Berkeley, Nagano moved into the world of start-up journalism in Silicon Valley. This first foray failed, but she learned from the experience and has been reporting for various news organizations – large and small – since.

元NHK番組制作局ディレクター、東大文学部卒そしてUCバークレー校ジャーナズリム大学院卒。英語はネイティブレベルでバイリンガルのジャーナリスト。記者歴20年以上。

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New State Law Pits Privacy Against Free Speech, Public Records and Data Brokers

For the San Francisco Public Press - Even after a new California law kicks in, First Amendment and open-records statutes may thwart consumer efforts to protect their privacy.

California Attorney General Plans Few Privacy Law Enforcement Actions, Telling Consumers to Take Violators to Court

For the San Francisco Public Press - Attorney General Xavier Becerra says his office is ill equipped to prosecute violations of the state’s landmark data-privacy law, which takes effect in January.

Through Shohei Ohtani’s Sensational but Injury-Plagued Rookie Year, His Hometown Watched with Pride

For the Los Angeles Times from Tokyo - Well before Shohei Ohtani joined the Angels, a special exhibit went on display at the Traditional Crafts Museum in his hometown of Oshu: a gold-colored mold of Ohtani’s right hand.

What Does Japan Expect from Talks with US?

For VOA News from Tokyo - Trade, North Korea's missiles and Japan's abductee issue are likely table topics for the upcoming U.S.-Japan summit.

In Japan, Voters Are Wary of Mothers in Public Office

For the International New York Times from Tokyo - It is rare for an elected official in Japan to give birth, and voters often question her ability to juggle work and parenting.

Japan’s Serial Killer Case Spurs Debate on Role of Social Media

For the Los Angeles Times from Tokyo -- After a 23-year-old Tokyo resident posted on Twitter her desire to commit suicide, her brother frantically began looking for her.

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New State Law Pits Privacy Against Free Speech, Public Records and Data Brokers

For the San Francisco Public Press - Even after a new California law kicks in, First Amendment and open-records statutes may thwart consumer efforts to protect their privacy.

California Attorney General Plans Few Privacy Law Enforcement Actions, Telling Consumers to Take Violators to Court

For the San Francisco Public Press - Attorney General Xavier Becerra says his office is ill equipped to prosecute violations of the state’s landmark data-privacy law, which takes effect in January.

Through Shohei Ohtani’s Sensational but Injury-Plagued Rookie Year, His Hometown Watched with Pride

For the Los Angeles Times from Tokyo - Well before Shohei Ohtani joined the Angels, a special exhibit went on display at the Traditional Crafts Museum in his hometown of Oshu: a gold-colored mold of Ohtani’s right hand.

What Does Japan Expect from Talks with US?

For VOA News from Tokyo - Trade, North Korea's missiles and Japan's abductee issue are likely table topics for the upcoming U.S.-Japan summit.

In Japan, Voters Are Wary of Mothers in Public Office

For the International New York Times from Tokyo - It is rare for an elected official in Japan to give birth, and voters often question her ability to juggle work and parenting.

Japan’s Serial Killer Case Spurs Debate on Role of Social Media

For the Los Angeles Times from Tokyo -- After a 23-year-old Tokyo resident posted on Twitter her desire to commit suicide, her brother frantically began looking for her.

K-pop Makes a Comeback in Japan

For PBMC Japan Headlines - Shibuya crossing is one of the most highly trafficked locations in Japan.

Japan’s Desolate Recovery from the Tsunami

For U.S. News & World Report from Tokyo -- The pain and frustration in Hideaki Tadano's voice is evident as he recounts the towering tsunami wave of five years ago that claimed the lives of his wife, daughter and father.

“Floating Woman” with High-Tech Glass Plate

For PBMC Japan Headlines - An image of a floating woman is being generated by high-tech glass plates.