Tim Mitsuhiro Yoshida, Japan, won the 1985 Executive Managing Editor’s Prize for Reporting for a series of articles that helped block planned construction of a huge tower at the Akiyoshida Plateau Quasi National Park.
He has reported for Chugoku Shimbun, Hiroshima’s largest daily newspaper, for almost 20 years, focusing on investigations of environmental issues. In the early 1980s, Yoshida covered the Yamaghuchi prefectural administration and criminal issues and later became foreign and domestic editor and city news writer in the paper’s Hiroshima office. He was the 1995-96 coordinator of the Hiroshima Travel Grant for Asian journalists, which invited select journalists to study the peace movement and radiation effects of the atomic bombings of Nagasaki and Hiroshima on the 51st anniversary of the end of World War II. Yoshida was a Knight journalism fellow at Stanford University in 1994. After leaving Chugoku Shimbun in 1999, he has been writing environmental issues related to nature conservation as a member of the Japanese Forum of Environmental Journalists.