2016 US-Japan Journalism Fellow

Posted On: April 11, 2016


Media Organization: Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE/USA)

Company Description

Founded in 1970, the Japan Center for International Exchange is an independent, nonprofit, and nonpartisan organization that serves as a catalyst for international cooperation. We carry out exchanges for political leaders, policy research and dialogue projects on pressing international issues, and projects that strengthen civil society’s contributions at the local, regional, and global levels.

Job Description

Apply for the 2016 US-Japan Journalism Fellowship in Japan
Deadline: April 15, 2016

The Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE) is now accepting applications for its 2016 US-Japan Journalism Fellowship, which will provide four American journalists with the opportunity to visit Japan from June 18, 2016, for a 2~3 week program of group meetings and customized individual interviews and site visits.

This competitive program exposes the participants to key leaders, policymakers, and innovators at the center of the policy debates shaping US-Japan relations, Japanese society, and the future of Asia. The program aims to develop a cadre of journalists who have a sophisticated understanding of the complex dynamics of US-Japan relations and, more broadly, the US role in Asia.

You can visit our website (http://www.jcie.or.jp/civilnet/projects/journalism/index.html) for more information on the program, directions on how to apply, and the application form. Those interested in applying are encouraged to contact Ms. Kaede Kawauchi in advance.

To Apply

Journalists interested in being considered for the program are requested to submit the following by Friday, April 15 to Ms. Kaede Kawauchi (kkawauchi@jcie.org | 212-679-4130)

1. Application form (Download or request via email)

2. Statement of interest (approx. 400~600 words)
• What is particularly interesting to you about Japan & US-Japan relations?
• How would this program benefit you at this point in your career and how will it inform your reporting going forward?

3. Story ideas (300~500 words max)—A general overview of 2~3 stories that you will like to pursue in Japan and which outlet(s) you will plan to publish them in
**This will help us get a general sense of your interests. We understand that you may decide to pursue other angles during the program.

For more information: www.jcie.or.jp/civilnet/projects/journalism/2016