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Yukari Kane

Yukari Kane

Adjunct Lecturer

Yukari Iwatani Kane is a veteran journalist with more than 15 years of experience writing about business and technology. As a staff writer for The Wall Street Journal in San Francisco, she covered Apple during the last years of Steve Jobs’s leadership. She was named a Gerald Loeb Award finalist as part of a WSJ team for a series on internet privacy and is the author of "Haunted Empire: Apple After Steve Jobs" (Harpers Business), which was translated into seven languages. Kane was also a foreign correspondent in Tokyo for Reuters and WSJ. She started her career at U.S. News and World Report.

Kane's freelance work has appeared in WSJ,, Craftsmanship Magazine and The MIT Technology Review as well as a handful of Japanese publications such as Nikkei Business. In addition, she was a contributor to the "Things to Write About" writing book series as well as "Six Words: Fresh Off the Boat: Stories of Immigration, Identity, and Coming to America" and "The Best Women’s Travel Writing, Vol. 11."

Prior to Medill, she taught at University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and at San Quentin News, the country’s only prisoner-run newspaper, where she still serves as an adviser. She is a co-founder of the Prison Journalism Project, a non-profit that aims to foster journalism inside prisons nationwide.