Jacob Adelman


I'm a journalist with a decade of full-time wire experience, most recently as an energy reporter at Bloomberg News's Tokyo bureau, where I covered the ongoing Fukushima nuclear crisis, the geopolitics of fuel, Japanese power market reforms and other related topics. I dabbled in other areas there too, including moves to legalize casino gambling in Japan 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.

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 Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong, Berlin, Hamburg, Los Angeles, New York, Washington, the San Francisco East Bay and western Massachusetts. I was born and raised 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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