Jon Mitchell
Jon Mitchell is an investigative journalist with the Okinawa Times and winner of the 2015 Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan's lifetime achievement award for press freedom. His work has featured in reports for the US Congress and Japanese parliament; it has also helped US veterans exposed to contamination in Japan to win compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs. US authorities—including the State Department and Department of Defense—have repeatedly attempted to block Mitchell’s work, prompting condemnation from international press freedom groups. He lives in Japan.