Takaaki Iwabu is a photo editor at Bloomberg. He works at the Bloomberg's Tokyo Bureau.  

After working in the United States as a photojournalist for nearly 20 years, he returned to Japan in 2013. For about 3 years, he worked as a producer for NEWSLINE, an hourly English-language news program broadcast by NHK World.  

Iwabu was a staff photographer with The Niagara Gazette in Niagara Falls, New York, The State Newspaper in Columbia, South Carolina, and The News & Observer in Raleigh, North Carolina.  

He has won more than 50 photography awards, including the Society of Newspaper Design's Silver Award and the Asian American Journalists Association's National Award in Photography. He was a Webby Awards Official Honoree in the Documentary category, and was twice named South Carolina Newspaper Photographer of the Year.  

His work has been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Sports Illustrated and Life: The Year in Pictures. 

Iwabu is a graduate of Nihon University with B.A. in International Relations, and Marshall University with M.A. in Journalism.