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NSK-EJC Fellowship Program: a Journalistic Immersion in Japan

8 May 2007 | PRESS RELEASE


Nihon Shinbun Kyokai (NSK), The Japan Newspaper Publishers and Editors Association, has taken great interest in promoting international understanding and friendship through cooperation with journalists of all nationalities since its establishment in 1946. The NSK-EJC Fellowship Program will take place in Tokyo, Japan from 24 September to 6 October, 2007. 

The main objective of the programme is to promote better understanding of Japan in general. It will consist of lectures that will cover politics, the economy, society, culture and other aspects of Japan. A group tour with various social and cultural activities will also be planned. 

Applicants for the program are EUROPEAN journalists up to 35 years old who have at least five years of experience as full-time professional journalists. The programme provides the Fellows with a yen payment equivalent to a maximum amount of 500 euros to cover flight tickets. The accommodation fee (breakfast included) and local transportation fees will be paid by NSK. 

The European Journalism Centre is responsible for the pre-selection and recommendation of the Fellows. To receive the application form and to know more about the programme, please contact Bianca Lemmens: Deadline for the applications is 30 June, 2007.

Fellowship Programmes
The EJC runs two fellowship programmes in collaboration with Japanese Nihon Shinbun Kyokai and South-Korean Korea Press Foundation. These exchange programmes enable Japanese and South Korean media workers to get acquainted with EU politics and media culture, while also promoting a greater understanding of South Korea and Japan among European journalists visiting these countries.