Nihon Shinbun Kyokai - the Japanese 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 2008 edition of the NSK-EJC Fellowship Programme will take place in Tokyo, Japan, from 28 September to 10 October. The main objective of the course is to promote better understanding of Japan in general. The programme will consist of lectures covering politics, economy, society, culture and other aspects of Japan. A group-tour with various social and cultural activities will also be planned.
Applicants eligible for the programme are European journalists who are less than 35 years old and have at least five years of experience as full-time journalists. The programme provides the Fellows with a yen payment equivalent to a maximum amount of 500 EUR 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. The final selection will be based on the motivation letter and the CV of every candidate.
The deadline for applications, which you can find in the attached documents, is Friday, 27 June, 2008, 12.00 a.m. Brussels time. Applications arriving after the 27 June will not be taken into consideration.