Tokyo Investigative Newsroom Tansa, Japan

Tokyo Investigative Newsroom Tansa is an independent non-profit newsroom dedicated to investigative journalism. Tansa began as The Waseda Chronicle, a project of the Institute for Journalism at Waseda University, on February 1, 2017, with an inaugural issue featuring the series “Journalism for Sale.” It was established as Japan’s first university-based center for investigative journalism. A year after its inception, the Chronicle became independent from Waseda University, becoming Japan’s first investigative journalism NGO. Tansa aims to educate students and foster the next generation of investigative journalists who will contribute to create a critical and innovative journalism in Japan.