Applications are invited for Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE) US-Japan Journalism Fellowship for the year 2017. American Journalists are eligible to apply for this fellowship.
This program is intended to be educational in nature, investing in promising journalists whose reporting will benefit over the long term from a deeper understanding of US-Japan relations and Japanese politics, economics, society, and foreign policy.
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Founded in 1970 by Tadashi Yamamoto, the Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE) is one of the few independent nongovernmental organizations in the field of international affairs in Japan. It operates a wide range of programs to promote dialogue and cooperation among leaders from different sectors of society in Japan and around the world.
Course Level: Fellowship is available for Journalists.
Study Subject: JCIE’s US-Japan Journalism Fellowship will bring four American journalists to Japan in early September 2017 to gain a deeper understanding of key social and policy issues in Japan and the dynamics of US-Japan relations.
Award: The program will cover the costs of international airfare, lodging, required domestic travel in Japan, group meals, and a per diem for individual meals.
Number of Awards: Four fellowships are available.
The award can be taken in Japan
Eligibility: Ideal candidates will have the following background:
- A working journalist for at least 5 years of experience in the media field, but who has not had the opportunity to be based professionally as a foreign correspondent in Japan
- Interested in covering policy-relevant issues in Japan
- Committed to a career in journalism
- No Japanese language skills are required
Nationality: American Journalists are eligible to apply for this fellowship.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirements: A working journalist with at least 5 years of experience in the media field, but who has not had the opportunity to be based professionally as a foreign correspondent in Japan.
English language Requirements: No Japanese language skills are required.
How to Apply: Journalists interested in being considered for the program are requested to submit the following by Monday, May 15, to Ms. Kiyoko Shiromasa (journalism-at-jcie.org | 212-679-4130)
- Application form (MS Word file)
- Statement of interest (approx. 400~600 words)
- What is particularly interesting to you about Japan and US-Japan relations?
- How would this program benefit you at this point in your career and how will it inform your reporting going forward?
- 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.
Application Deadline: Fellowship application deadline is May 15, 2017.