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Author’s Bio: Ronald E. Yates

DSCN2297Ronald E. Yates is a former award-winning foreign correspondent for the Chicago Tribune and Dean Emeritus of the College of Media at the University of Illinois where he was also a Professor of Journalism.

He is the author of The Kikkoman Chronicles: A Global Company with A Japanese Soul, published by McGraw-Hill. His books also include Aboard The Tokyo Express: A Foreign Correspondent’s Journey Through Japan, a collection of columns translated into Japanese, as well as three journalism textbooks: The Journalist’s Handbook, International Reporting and Foreign Correspondents, and Business and Financial Reporting in a Global Economy.

Yates lived and worked as a foreign correspondent in Japan, Southeast Asia and Latin America where he covered several major stories including the fall of South Vietnam and Cambodia in 1975, the 1989 Tiananmen Square tragedy in Beijing, and revolutions in Nicaragua, El Salvador and Guatemala.

Other Works

  • Kikkoman Chronicles (U.S. Edition)
  • Aboard The Tokyo Express: A Foreign Correspondent’s Journey Through Japan
  • Kikkoman Chronicles (Mainland China and Taiwan Editions)
  • International Reporting & Foreign Correspondents
  • The Journalist’s Handbook: A Guide to the Art and Craft of Journalism
  • Business & Financial Reporting in a Global Economy