Yuka Hayashi covers financial regulation at the Wall Street Journal’s Washington bureau. Until 2015, she was a correspondent and deputy bureau chief at the paper’s Tokyo office, writing about economy, foreign policy, and culture. Before joining the paper in 2004, she was a reporter for Dow Jones Newswires, a sister publication, based in New York and Tokyo. She started her career in journalism at Reuters.
Yuka a bachelor’s degree in economics from Waseda University and a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University. A mother of two, she lives in Washington DC with her husband, daughter and a beagle named Pogo.