Sasakawa USA 2017 Journalism Fellow: The story behind ‘Japan’s Women’s Hockey Team Wants to Be Known for Wins, Not Smiles’
Author: Seth Berkman
Categories: Sasakawa USA Blog
2017 Sasakawa USA Journalism Fellow Seth Berkman took a reporting trip to Japan in late 2017. Here, he shares the back story for his reporting process behind his third article “Japan’s Women’s Hockey Team Wants to Be Known for Wins, Not Smiles,” published in the New York Times on February 6.
The author of this post is a member of the Sasakawa USA alumni community who wished to remain anonymous. We met with incredible people in incredible positions and got a very thorough overview of Japanese politics and policy. The key message I heard was that Prime Minister Abe is challenging Japan to reconsider its identity