Martin Fackler has been a journalist in Asia for more than two decades, serving as Assistant Asia Editor and Tokyo Bureau Chief for The New York Times. He has written or contributed to more than a dozen books in English and Japanese.
In 2012, Fackler was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in international reporting for his and his colleagues' investigative stories on the Fukushima nuclear disaster that the prize committee said offered a "powerful exploration of serious mistakes concealed by authorities in Japan." In Japanese, his book Credibility Lost: The Crisis in Japanese Newspaper Journalism after Fukushima was a bestseller.
After growing up in Georgia, he got his start in journalism covering finance and crime for Bloomberg News. He has also worked in Shanghai, Beijing and Tokyo for The Wall Street Journal, The Far Eastern Economic Review and The Associated Press. He served two years as Journalist-in-Residence at the Asia Pacific Initiative, a Tokyo-based think tank.