Yasuomi Sawa is a senior news writer of Investigative and In-Depth Reporting Unit at Kyodo News, which is Japan’s news wire service. His recent work includes stories of sex exploitation of teenage girls, revelation of the government’s failure to track school enrollment of more than 10,000 immigrant children and extreme crowding of public shelters for abused children. Sawa also participated in the global projects of Panama Papers and Paradise Papers by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. Prior to these investigation, he covered the United Nations as Kyodo’s correspondent. He teaches at the Journalism School of Waseda University in Tokyo as a part-time lecturer, and is the author of ‘Global Journalism: Backstories of cross-border investigative reporting’, ‘Humanising the News: British Way of Crime Coverage’, both published in Japanese language. Sawa joined Kyodo in 1990.