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Sayaka Kaji

WasedaChronicle,Institute for Journalism,Waseda Univercity
Journalist/Senior Researcher
Japan
Sayaka Kaji is Senior Researcher of the Waseda Chronicle, a nonprofit investigative journalism organization in Japan. After graduating from Waseda University’s school of Culture, Media and Society, she took up the position of Senior Researcher. She revealed the murky relationship between Dentsu, pharmaceutical company, and KYODO News as the main reporter. The series “Journalism for Sale” won the 2017 FCCJ Freedom of Press Award, Supporter of the Free Press by the Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan (FCCJ), whose reason for award was that the Waseda Chronicle was committed to advancing the principles of a free and open press and training a new generation of journalists. Sayaka is a one of the authors of  “How do the investigative journalism connect with NGO as watchdog institution?”(publisher: Sairyusha, 2017).