APF Canada Accepting Applications for 2012/2013 Foreign Press Centre Japan Media Fellowship Program

Vancouver, BC – April 30, 2012 – The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada is accepting all Canadian applications on behalf of the Foreign Press Centre Japan (FPCJ) for their 2012/2013 Media Fellowship Program.

This program is designed to enable foreign journalists to broadcast or write articles that will give people outside Japan an opportunity to visit, learn and share stories about Japan.

The broad themes for the 2012-2013 FPCJ Media Fellowship are:

• Japan’s contribution to stability and prosperity in the Asia Pacific region

• Japan’s address of issues facing the international community, including:

o Peacekeeping and peacebuilding

o Ensuring the safety of navigation in cyberspace

o Nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation

o Ensuring nuclear safety

o Disaster prevention

o United Nations Security Council reform

o Climate change

o Energy issues

• Japan: From reconstruction to revitalization

o Post-disaster reconstruction

o Energy policies


o Overseas operation of Japan’s infrastructure techniques (high-speed rail, water infrastructure, environmental technology)

o Promote better understanding of Japanese values


A total of two fellowships will be awarded internationally to journalists to do first-hand research and reporting on Japan. This media fellowship grant, provided by the Foreign Press Centre Japan (FPCJ), offers one return economy class air ticket, accommodation, per-diem, interpreters, escorts and insurance for the duration of a 7-11 day visit between June 2012 and February 2013. Travel and reporting must be completed by February 28, 2013.

All interested candidates must submit a CV with a sample of recent articles and a proposal of what they would like to cover and produce while visiting Japan. To read full details about this year’s program, click hereAll applications may be sent to mediafellowship@asiapacific.ca

The application deadline for the Foreign Press Centre Japan Fellowship is Tuesday, May 15, 2012.

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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, 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 more information, contact:

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

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