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Michael Zielenziger

Author and Journalist

Michael Zielenziger

Michael Zielenziger is a journalist and author. He is a managing editor at Oxford Economics and a visiting scholar at the Institute of International Studies, University of California, Berkeley. He was formerly attached to the Institute of East Asian Studies.

Previously, Zielenziger was the Tokyo-based bureau chief for Knight Ridder Newspapers for seven years, until 2003. He has also worked as Pacific Rim correspondent for The San Jose Mercury News, national correspodent for the Kansas City Times, and a reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times.

Zielenziger is the author of Shutting Out the Sun: How Japan Created Its Own Lost Generation.

Last Updated: August 10, 2017