NSK/EJC Fellowship Programme 2012 will be organized from 18 to 30 November. Nihon Shinbun Kyokai (NSK), the Japanese Newspaper Publishers and Editors Association, has taken tremendous interest in promoting international understanding and friendship through cooperation with journalists of all nationalities since its establishment in 1946.
The NSK-EJC Fellowship Programme, one of many programmes carried out by NSK for the purpose of advancing the above objective, is designed for European journalists.
· You must be an EU citizen, no more than 40 years old and have at least five years experience as a full-time professional journalist working for an EU media outlet. People who do not meet these criteria will automatically be excluded
· The NSK will only reimburse travel costs up to €500. If you are selected to participate, you will have to book your own flights. Any costs over and above €500 will have to be covered by you individually
Qualifications and Selection:
The European Journalism Centre (EJC) is responsible for the pre-selection and recommendation of the Fellows. Applicants must be EU citizens, not more than 40 years old, have at least five years experience as a full-time professional journalist working for an EU media outlet as well as a comprehensive level of
spoken and written English; the lingua franca for the trip. In addition, prospective participants must keep in mind that this programme is designed to provide a comprehensive view of Japan and that they may be disappointed if they come only to pursue certain aspects of Japan that interests them. It is desirable for the NSK as well as for the Fellows that they are able to adjust to Japanese social practices and customs, as the programme lasts almost two weeks.
The duration of the programme is 13 days (including the dates of arrival and departure), from Sunday 18 to Friday 30 November 2012. The programme will comprise lectures to be held at the NSK offices or at an external venue. The topics covered will range from politics, the economy, society, culture, nuclear energy and other aspects of Japan; all delivered by outstanding lecturers active in their respective fields.
The group tour that follows will last about three days, during which various social and cultural activities will be planned. The main objective of the programme is to promote better understanding of Japan in general. There will be little free time in the mornings and afternoons and the fellows will be required to participate in all sessions that NSK arranges.
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