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AAJA reporters file from quake-scarred Japan

Several AAJA members reported from Japan over the weekend, when the nation marked a year after its devastating earthquake. The stories include a personal reflection, a look at the auto industry and radiation, as well as how schoolchildren, farmers and fishermen are coping. Read on: Japan-based member Ayako Mie joined force with Chico Harlan for …

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Found on Twitter: AAJA-ers cover Japan, one year after the quake

Selected tweets from AAJA members who are covering or following Japan as it marks one year after the massive earthquake on March 11, 2011. Steve Herman, @W7VOA, files several reports from the field for Voice of America. (See his collection of stories.) Masato Kajimoto, @SociologJourno, leads a group of journalism students on a reporting trip, …

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New AAJA-Asia member heads up student coverage of tsunami anniversary

AAJA-Asia’s newest member Masato Kajimoto, a teaching consultant at the Journalism & Media Studies Centre at the University of Hong Kong, is leading a student journalism trip in Japan this week. Masato (@sociologjourno) will take seven journalism students to Japan to cover the first anniversary of last year’s devastating earthquake and tsunami. Read about the …

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AAJA Tokyo brunch this Sunday (with possible tour of AP offices)

Tokyo’s AAJA-Asia members and friends are meeting for brunch this Sunday, March 4, with a special guest, chapter president Ken Moritsugu, who is visiting Tokyo on business. A note from Yuriko Nagano: Please come out to meet our fabulous prez Ken and more importantly meet and mingle with other reporters in town and hear about …

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Apply for East-West Center's disaster management journalism fellowship

The East-West Center is taking applications until March 12 for its Disaster Management and Resiliency Journalism Fellowship. Study tour destinations include Sendai and Tokyo. The program is from May 13-17. More about the fellowship here. Given the recent Great East Japan Earthquake and the resulting tsunami and nuclear crisis, there has been a rethinking of …

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10 reasons why you should join AAJA-Asia for 2012

As a member, you’ll not only be supporting the goals and values of the Asian American Journalists Association, you’ll also be getting some great discounts on future events.(Joining is as easy as filling out an online form. See here.) So what’s the bottom line? 1. The first reason is the East-West Center’s International Media Conference …

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