The Japan-United States Journalists Exchange is a 12-day dialogue, travel and exchange program for journalists from Japan and the United States. The 2011 Japan-United States Journalists Exchange (JUSJE) took place March 6th and 18th. The theme of the 2011 Japan-United States Journalists Exchange was “Expanding the U.S.-Japan Alliance”.
The 2011 exchange took a look at the U.S.-Japan military alliance, a linchpin of regional security, as well as how this important bilateral relationship can expand to greater benefit both countries; and to help meet new challenges as China’s power and influence continue to grow. However, the natural disasters in Japan made the participants also focus on these events.
Here is a compilation of articles that were authored by participants of the 2011 JUSJE program during the program’s duration.
Hagit Limor (Investigative Reporter, WCPO TV and President, National Society of Professional Journalists, Cincinnati, OH) is one of the participants of the 2011 Japan-United States Journalists Exchange (March 6 -18, 2011). She had come to Japan representing the Society of Professional Journalists as part of a journalism exchange co-sponsored by the East-West Center and the Nihon Shinbun Kyokai (NSK). The exchange is supported by a grant from the Center for Global Partnership (CGP).
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Hagit was touring Japan escorted by leaders of NSK, the national press association, as she and the other exchange participants met journalists and political, business and military representatives. She was touring the Kadena Air Force Base, the largest in the Pacific, when the earthquake hit just hours after she had flown out to this island to the southwest.