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Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 19:30 - 21:00

Journalism continues to change at breakneck speed and one of FCCJ's priorities is to provide professional development opportunities that will help members succeed in the evolving news environment. The club is therefore very pleased to announce a new, monthly seminar series called "Journalism Learning Labs", where members and students will learn new skills from some of the brightest minds in the business.

The first three speakers are Ken Moritsugu, Associated Press News Director for Japan and the Koreas; Naoki Inoue, Teaching Fellow at Google News Lab; and Tina Saunders, Director of the Law Program at Temple University, Japan.

Seating is limited to the first 30 applicants. Free for members, 1000Y for non-members (please pay in advance). Complimentary tea and coffee. Regular Members and Student Members have priority if we reach capacity. Please RSVP: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 03-3211-3161. For FCCJ members, there is no charge, however, in case of cancellation please inform the reception desk so that the staff can make appropriate preparations. For non-members, cancellation less than 24 hours in advance will be charged in full.

MARCH 13, 7:30 – 9PM (Doors open at 7)

Ken Moritsugu, Associated Press News Director for Japan and the Koreas
Moritsugu will share lessons from his own career and speak about covering Japanese news for a foreign audience; the joys and challenges of running an international bureau; making the transition from reporter to manager and how to keep up with technological changes. This will be an interactive session with plenty of advice for practicing & aspiring journalists.

APRIL 2, 7PM – 8:30 PM (Doors open at 6:30)

Naoki Inoue, Teaching Fellow at Google News Lab
Inoue will speak about journalism in the digital age and provide hands-on training in how to make the most of Google News Tools; fact-check online images; use maps and satellite images in news coverage and employ other online tools. This seminar is perfect for journalists looking to expand their reporting repertoire and keep up with digital trends.

MAY 15, 7PM – 8:30 PM (Doors open 6:30)

Tina Saunders, Director of the Law Program at Temple University, Japan
Saunders will train journalists to cover the Japanese justice system; compare the Japanese and American court systems; explore related ethical issues and also look at potential legal hazards for journalists. As the Carlos Ghosn story unfolds, this seminar is not to be missed.

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