2011 Foreign Press Center/Japan Media Fellowship Recipient Announced by Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada

Vancouver, BC— January 21, 2011 –– The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada and the Foreign Press Center/Japan announced the awarding of the 2010/2011 Foreign Press Center/Japan Media Fellowship to Nancy MacDonald, a Canadian journalist from Maclean’s Magazine.

During her fellowship, she will explore the potential and pitfalls of Japan’s economy as it comes face-to-face with hard realities of a changing political, demographic, and business landscape. The fellowship, financed by the Foreign Press Center/Japan, provides Ms. MacDonald with the opportunity to spend up to 11 days in Japan for first-hand research and reporting on Japan.

Since 2008, the Foreign Press Center/Japan and the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada have partnered to provide three Canadian journalists with the opportunity to explore Japan and Canada-Japan relations. This media fellowship falls within the broader series of grants programs that offer media fellowships to Canadian journalists annually. The deadline for the APF Canada Media Fellowship, which awards Canadian journalists with up to $10,000 to travel and write on Canada-Asia relations, is February 14.

For more information on the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada Research Grants Program, please click here.

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About Foreign Press Center/Japan

The Foreign Press Center/Japan is a non-profit independent private foundation, which was formally inaugurated in October 1976. The FPCJ is designed to provide foreign journalists, both resident and visiting, with necessary assistance and cooperation for collecting accurate and current information on Japan. It arranges individual interviews, press tours and press briefings, and publish foreign-language materials on Japan. The basic fund was donated by the Nihon Shinbun Kyokai (The Japan Newspaper Publishers and Editors Association) and the former Keidanren (now Nippon Keidanren or the Japan Business Federation). Its activities consist of contracted work done for government offices in addition to projects financed by supporting corporations and organisations.


About APF Canada

The Asia Pacific Foundation is an independent resource for Canadians on contemporary Asia and Canada-Asia relations. As a national not-for-profit organization established by an Act of the Federal Parliament in 1984, the Foundation brings together people and knowledge to provide the most current and comprehensive research, analysis and information on Asia and on Canada's transpacific relations. It promotes dialogue on economic, security, political and social issues, helping to inform public policy makers, the Canadian public and Canada's Asia practitioners. The Foundation is funded principally through an endowment from the Government of Canada and by corporate and individual donors.


For additional information, please contact:

Trang Nguyen
Communications Manager
Asia-Pacific Foundation of Canada
Tel: 604-630-1540
Email: trang.nguyen@asiapacific.ca



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