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Untold Story in Innovation Award -- Win Cash for Coverage


The Japan Society of Northern California, in cooperation with the U.S.-Asia Technology Management Center of Stanford University hosts the Japan-U.S. Innovation Awards Program. A category that may be of interest to FCCJ journalists is the “Untold Story in Innovation Awards,” in which the winner will receive a prize of U.S.$3,000 (Gold) at the awards ceremony at Stanford University, California in the summer of 2014. There is also a prize of U.S.$1,000 (Silver) for the runner up.

The program invites independent writers and journalists to submit a pitch proposal in English of an unpublished instance of a successful innovation within a large and already established Japanese company or a foreign company that does business in Japan. On the basis of their pitch applications, finalists will be selected to write up their 1,000-word article for judging. Those interested in writing, please contact Dr. Richard Dasher at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit The deadline for the pitch proposal is Jan. 13, 2014.

In 2013, the Gold Award winner was presented to Steve Ross, anchor/reporter for the Orient News Network and a visiting member of the FCCJ. Sandra Katzman, an Asia-Pacific Defense Forum journalist, received the Silver Award.


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