Journalist Exchange Participant Provides Eyewitness Account of Japan Quake

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.

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