Jacob Adelman


I'm a Tokyo-based journalist, where I've covered the ongoing Fukushima crisis, the geopolitics of fuel, Japanese power market reforms and other energy-related topics for Bloomberg News. I've dabbled in other areas too, including casino gambling and Tokyo's campaign for the 2020 Olympic games.

Before coming to Tokyo, I covered real estate and urban planning -- with a sideline in agriculture -- for The Associated Press in Los Angeles.

My vocational activities outside journalism have included stuffing sandwiches, tossing pizzas, delivering mysterious boxes to university science labs and standing behind cash registers at branches of book and music chains that don't exist anymore.

I have graduate degrees in journalism and Asian studies from the University of California, Berkeley, and studied German and journalism at University of Massachusetts at Amherst as an undergrad.

I've lived (in some cases, alas, for but a summer) in Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong, Berlin, Hamburg, Los Angeles, New York, Washington, the San Francisco East Bay and western Massachusetts. I was born, raised and publicly educated in Philadelphia.



Find samples of my work (mostly print, but also some photos, radio and video) on my Muckrack portfolio.

Check SoundCloud for a selection of my radio work (some of which can be licensed at PRX).

Follow me on Twitter at @jacobadelman.

Connect with me on LinkedIn.



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