Journalists can apply for job visits to Japan till July 29th

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Nihon Shinbun Kyokai (NSK), the Japanese Newspaper Publishers and Editors Association, focused on promoting the cooperation with journalists of all nationalities, finances job trips of European Journalists to Japan. The travels will take place between 18 and 30 November 2012 and financing will be granted to four successful candidates, EJC reports.

The European Journalism Centre (EJC) is responsible for the pre-selection and recommendation of the Fellows. Applicants must be EU citizens, no 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. They must work for paper and online media as well as for news agencies and media broadcasting companies.
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 consist of 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 programme provides the Fellows with a yen payment equivalent to the amount of 500 euros towards the cost of the flight ticket. The accommodation  fee (breakfast included) and local transportation fees will be paid by NSK. Some reference materials will be provided. The fellows are requested to pay  any personal expenses, including  some lunches and dinners, though some meals are offered by the NSK. Single rooms  will be reserved for the Fellows at the International House of Japan (IHJ) in Tokyo.
All the journalists interested in participating in the program can apply online on the webpage of EJC until July 29th .