Karl Schoenberger is a roving Asia Pacific correspondent for the San Jose Mercury New based in the paper's San Francisco Bureau. He has covered East Asia over a span of 20 years as a Tokyo correspondent and Pacific Rim reporter for the Los Angeles Times (1988-95), Tokyo bureau chief for the Asian Wall Street Journal (1986-88), and senior writer and bureau chief for Fortune magazine in Hong Kong (1995-97). He is a former assistant business editor for technology at the Mercury News, and has written on high technology for such publications as the Industry Standard, Business 2.0 and the New York Times Sunday business section. Early in his career he was an investigative reporter for the Hartford Courant (1984-86) and a reporter for the Associated Press in Philadelphia and Tokyo (1982-84).
Schoenberger is the author of Levi's Children: Coming to Terms with Human Rights in the Global Marketplace (Atlantic Monthly Press, 2000). He was a teaching fellow at the University of California at Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism (1997-98) and a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley's Human Rights Center (1998-99). A graduate of Stanford University majoring in Japanese language and literature (BA 1976), he studied at Kyoto University on a Ministry of Education scholarship (1977-79). He attended Harvard University as a Nieman Fellow (1994-95). Schoenberger lives in Albany, California with his wife, Susan Moffat, and their two daughters.