Anna Fifield is the Tokyo bureau chief for The Washington Post, focusing on Japan and the Koreas but periodically reporting from other parts of the region. She concentrates on North Korea, trying to shed light on the lives of ordinary people there and also on how the regime manages to stay in power. She started as a journalist in her home country of New Zealand, then worked for the Financial Times for 13 years. During her time there, she reported from almost 20 countries, from Iran and Libya to North Korea and Australia. During the 2013-2014 academic year, she was a Nieman journalism fellow at Harvard, studying how change happens in closed societies.