Akiko Fujita is a multimedia journalist based in Los Angeles, and a regular contributor to The World.
Prior to her move back to the West Coast, Fujita spent more than 4 years in Tokyo, working as a correspondent for ABC News. Her work has also been featured in The Wall Street Journal, ESPN, Al Jazeera America, and CNN.
American candy lovers know the Kit Kat bar. But few would recognize the varieties sold in Japan. 200 kinds of Kit Kat bars have been sold in Japan over the years. Akiko Fujita checked out the candy in Tokyo.
A custody battle between a Tennessee man and his Japanese ex-wife is highlighting legal differences between the two countries. Japan doesn't recognize international custody. Reporter Akiko Fujita has the story.
Inspired by the grassroots Obama campaign, a Japanese student tried to start an online group to mobilize young Japanese voters. But he discovered that his online effort violates the country's 50-year-old election law. Akiko Fujita reports.
In Japan, many singles are taking no chances when it comes to getting married. They're going to "marriage hunting" events, a mix between speed dating and a job interview. Even the government is getting involved. Akiko Fujita reports from Tokyo.
The economic downturn is prompting some Japanese professionals to take a look at another field - farming. They've been taking a crash course run by some farmers hoping to bring new blood to Japan's ailing farming industry. Correspondent Akiko Fujita reports.