Yasuomi Sawa, Japan, is a senior news writer of the investigative and in-depth reporting unit at Kyodo News, the country’s leading news service.

He participated in ICIJ’s Panama Papers and Paradise Papers investigations.

His recent work includes stories of sex exploitation of teenage girls, revelation of the government's failure to track the school enrolment of more than 10,000 immigrant children and extreme crowding in public shelters for abused children. He also has covered the United Nations as Kyodo's correspondent and was an executive board member of the United Nations Correspondents Association (UNCA).

Sawa researched British journalism at the Reuters Institute of Study of Journalism at Oxford University and teaches at the Journalism School of Waseda University in Tokyo as a part-time lecturer. He is the author of "Global Journalism: Backstories of cross-border investigative reporting" and "Humanising the News: British Way of Crime Coverage".