Tokyo 2020


About photojournalist Jae C. Hong

Jae C. Hong has been a staff photojournalist for The Associated Press since 2007. Hong recently moved to Tokyo from Los Angeles on a year-long stint to visually document Tokyo before the 2020 Olympics.

He started his AP career as a photo intern in 2005. Hong has covered presidential elections, five Olympics, NBA Championships, Super Bowl games and many other major news events. Hong graduated from Cal State Northridge with a bachelor's degree in journalism.

Born and raised in South Korea, Hong moved to the United States when he was 16. Hong’s favorite photo subject is Sue, his wife of 23 years.

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