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Welcome, everyone, to Uncovering Asia: The Second Asian Investigative Journalism Conference. From September 23 to 25, we are bringing together top investigative reporters, data journalists, and media law and security experts from across Asia and around the world.

Below you will find more than 60 sessions and special events. There are panels on digging out hidden facts online, the environment, business, and how to fund your project; seminars on security and tracking dirty money; data journalism workshops by the best in the business; and much more.

You can follow us on Twitter at #IJAsia16. On behalf of your hosts — the Global Investigative Journalism Network, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, and the Centre for Investigative Journalism, Nepal, we wish you a big hello! Namaste!

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Yasuomi Sawa

Kyodo News
Deputy Editor
Japan
Yasuomi Sawa is a Japanese journalist and deputy editor for investigative and in-depth reporting of Kyodo News, which is Japan's largest news wire service. Among his recent work are the sex exploitation of teenage girls in Tokyo, the government's failure to track the school enrollment of more than 10,000 immigrant children, and overpopulation of public shelters for abused children in Tokyo and Chiba up to 150% of their capacity.Prior to this position, he worked in New York for three and a half years as Kyodo's correspondent primarily covering the United Nations. Among his topics were the UN Security Council’s struggle to stop North Korea’s provocative actions including its third nuclear test and the Council’s stalemate on Syrian crisis. He was also an executive board member of United Nations Correspondents Association (UNCA).Earlier in his career he devoted many years to reporting on law issues, such as covering trials, crime investigations, and judicial systems such as the introduction of the lay judge (jury) system in 2009 and the eight-year long trial of the cult group leader who masterminded the Tokyo underground sarin gas attack in 1995.In 2006, Mr. Sawa took a year off to pursue research at Oxford University in the United Kingdom as a visiting journalist fellow of the Reuters Institute of Study of Journalism. There he produced a research paper for the institute, focused on the comparison of crime coverage in Japan and Britain.

Mr. Sawa teaches journalism practice at the Journalism School of Waseda University in Tokyo as a part-time lecturer. He wrote a book 'Humanising the News: British Way of Crime Coverage' and co-authored another book 'Lay Judge System in the World: An Illustrated Guide for Courtrooms in 14 Countries', both published in Japanese. He joined Kyodo in 1990 after he graduated from the University of Tokyo where he obtained a BA in literature.

Twitter: @yasuomisawa