Justin Heifetz is an American freelance journalist based in Seoul, reporting from South Korea and across the region.
He often covers life in Asia’s far-flung margins: Justin has reported on India’s transgender sex workers, the Philippines’ elderly drag performers, Korea’s child star training camps and maid abuse in Hong Kong.
He has reported on the ground from South Korea, Hong Kong, mainland China, the Philippines, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand and Cambodia.
Justin speaks Mandarin Chinese, having studied the language in both Beijing and Guangzhou. He is a correspondent member of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club (FCC) in Hong Kong and a journalist member of the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) Asia chapter.
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