«Class of 2005

Ogasawara Midori

freelance staff writer, Fukuoka-shi, Japan

Ogasawara was born in Yokohama, Japan and attended Waseda University in Tokyo, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in law. She worked as a reporter for 11 years for Asahi Shimbun, Japan’s national newspaper, covering education and government. Her reporting on a “Juki-net,” a controversial Japanese identification and surveillance system, resulted in increased public scrutiny of the system and were described as ground breaking for the Japanese press. She is the author of four books, including “Freedom on the Streets: Critiques of the Surveillance Cameras,” and “to All the Sunflower Princesses around the World: Story on the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women.”

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