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Matthew Burke covers Sasebo Naval Base and and Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan.
Burke joined Stripes in May, 2011, after serving as a staff writer for the Cape Cod Times daily newspaper in Massachusetts and traveling abroad. After graduating from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2005, he worked as a freelancer for several papers in the Boston area, including the Boston Globe, after he which he joined a collection of local weekly papers on Cape Cod as a staff writer.
Stars and Stripes Sasebo Bureau; Bldg. PW-47, Sasebo Naval Base, Hirase-cho Sasebo-shi, Nagasaki-Ken 857-0056.
DSN: 252-3832. Office: 0956-50-3832. Cell: 090-8054-8234. From the states: 011-81-90-8054-8234