The Foreign Media in Japan: Past, Present, and Future and how it sees Kansai

Wednesday, April 21st 18:30- 20:00


  • Isabel Reynolds, President, Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan/Correspondent, Bloomberg News
  • Walter Sim, 2nd Vice-President, Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan/Japan Correspondent, The Singapore Straits Times
  • Ilgin Yorulmaz, Secretary, Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan/BBC World Turkish, Adjunct Professor Temple University Japan Campus

Moderated by: Eric Johnston, Senior National Correspondent, The Japan Times

Though Tokyo based, some 35 FCCJ members reside in Kansai. With Osaka preparing to host the 2025 World Expo and the Cultural Affairs Agency relocating to Kyoto, international media interest in the region is expected to grow in the coming years. On April 21st, FCCJ will conduct a Zoom conference with interested residents of the Kansai region about FCCJ and the state of the foreign media in Japan. Panelists will take questions from attendees, including Kansai-based journalists, business leaders, diplomats, academics, artists, activists, and students. Please join us for what promises to be a lively discussion.
To register, please contact Eric Johnston at by no later than TUESDAY, APRIL 20th

FCCJ Diversity Committee