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US-Japan Journalism Program

Proposal deadline: This program is closed
Funding opportunity: Intellectual, Past Grants
Funding period: N/A
Funding maximum: N/A
Contact: Lisa Wong

Program Detail

The US-Japan Journalism Fellowship program is designed to encourage deeper and more informed coverage of international news events and issues related to Japan and Asia. This program seeks to train a new generation of foreign correspondents who have close relationships with Japanese influential in foreign policy. Promising journalism graduate students nominated by faculty at  distinguished journalism programs will be selected to spend ten days in Japan gaining contacts and experience at the highest levels in Japanese newsgathering, economy, politics, and culture. It is hoped that this program will help build a cohort of better-informed U.S. journalists.
During the ten day trip, fellows will meet with Japanese politicians, senior bureaucrats, business leaders, US foreign correspondents and Japanese journalists. The visit will include a tour of Tokyo, Kyoto and other local cities. Prior to the trip, a one-day orientation for the Fellows will be held in the U.S.

Emerson College will serve as the American host institution to assist in administering and organizing this program.  The program will invite up to six (6) graduate students, no more than two from each university.


  • Applicants must possess U.S. Citizenship or U.S. Permanent Residency
  • Applicants must be enrolled as a full-time student in the journalism program


Application Process

This is a grant administered by Emerson College, so please contact either your institution's Career Services department or Emerson College for more information.


2010 Fellows
2009 Fellows