Mariko Tsuji

Journalist, Waseda chronicle

Mariko Tsuji is Researcher of Waseda Chronicle, a nonprofit investigative journalism organization in Japan. Since she was an undergraduate student of the school of Culture, Media and Society at Waseda University, she has participated in Waseda Chronicle’s investigative journalism projects. Tsuji has investigated issues surrounding Indonesia coal power plants, which received significant investments from Japanese and Korean governmental banks as well global companies such as Marubeni. Her investigation revealed the potential health hazards such coal-fired power plants can have on nearby residents, and how they had actually been protesting against the construction of these plants but their voices were not taken seriously. Tsuji also investigated the murky relationship between doctors and pharmaceutical companies by creating a database of monetary transactions between them.

Mariko is speaking at

October 6, 2018
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Topaz (3rd Floor)


  • Thomas Abraham (Speaker) Author and journalist, retired Professor of Journalism HKU, Hong Kong University
  • Mariko Tsuji (Speaker) Journalist, Waseda chronicle
  • Akihiko Ozaki (Speaker) Medical Doctor, Medical Governance Research Institute
  • Namrata Sharma (Moderator) Chairperson, Centre For Investigative Journalism (CIJ) Nepal
  • Ding Zeng (Speaker) Journalist,


From infectious disease epidemics to the pharmaceutical industry, from the quality of health care to fraud and fake drugs, covering medicine and health is a rich but challenging topic for investigative journalists. One needs a knowledge of science with an enterprising approach to sources and data. Here are three varied approaches that offer a gold mine of ideas on topics like tracking response to disease outbreaks, drug safety, and industry payoffs to doctors. 

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