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<Event Report> SjCOOP Asia Tokyo Meeting 2014

<Event Report> SjCOOP Asia Tokyo Meeting 2014
Time 8(Mon.) - 12(Fri.) September, 2014, Field trip to Fukushima:10(Wed.) - 11(Thu.)
Place National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Roppongi, Tokyo
Sponsorship World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ), Japanese Association of Science and Technology Journalists (JASTJ)

About the Event

  National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies(GRIPS) was honored to co-host SjCOOP Asia Tokyo Meeting 2014 with the World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ), the Japanese Association of Science and Technology Journalists (JASTJ) and Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF).

The SjCOOP project was the brainchild of WFSJ and its core idea is supporting science journalists to help each other in the professional skills development through mentoring. It helps develop a learning community of science journalists in a region, and link science journalists with young journalists who want to develop their professional skills in science-related reporting.

WFSJ was bringing SjCOOP to Asia for the first time last year and SjCOOP Asia Tokyo Meeting 2013 was successfully held at GRIPS. There were 14 journalists from Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and some other countries.

SjCOOP Asia Tokyo Meeting 2014 welcomed 31 journalists from Asian countries. They received a lot of stimulation from practical training programs, which included a two-day field trip of the disaster-stricken Tohoku region and lectures given by GRIPS faculties, former government officials and media representatives.

Cooperator and Supporter

Cooperated by National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)
Supported by Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF)

Program

SEP.8

Time Activity&Lecture
9:30-9:45
Opening ceremony
9:45-10:00
Keynote speech
"Expectations for Asia, Expectations for Science Journalists"
 Prof.Tateo Arimoto, Director of GRIPS Innovation, Science and Technology Policy Program
10:00-11:00
Group work ①(How to cover a science conference?)
11:00-12:00
Group work ②(topic and team selection for the week)
12:00-13:15
Lunch
13:15-14:00
Panel discussion
"Disaster prevention, preparedness and earthquake"
 Prof.Kimio Meguro, Tokyo University
 Mr.Junichi Taki, Senior staff writer at Nikkei Newspaper
14:00-14:45
Q & A
14:45-15:20
Group work ③(topic team discussion)
15:30-16:15
Special lecture
"NHK Disaster Big Data"
 Mr. Hiroshi Abe, NHK Program Director
16:15-16:45
Q & A
18:00-
Welcome Party

SEP.9

Time Activity&Lecture
9:00-10:15
Group work①(How to report on science controversy?)
10:30-11:15
Panel discussion
"National security of energy and nuclear energy policy in Japan"
 Prof. Hisanori Nei, GRIPS
 Dr.Tetsuo Sawada, Research Associate, Tokyo Institute of Technology
 Moderated by Koide Yuki, President of JASTJ
11:15-12:00
Q & A
12:00-13:15
Lunch
13:15-15:00
Group work ②(preparing team reporting and field trip)
15:15-16:00
Special lecture
"Covering on Fukushima by 3 guest science journalists"
 Mr. Makoto Omori, TU-Fukushima TV station
 Ms. Aki Omori, Yomiuri Newspaper
 Ms. Natsuko Katayama, Tokyo Newspaper
 Moderated by Hajime Hikino, Chief of Secretariat of JASTJ
16:00-16:45
Group work ③(In-depth talk with guest science journalist)

SEP 10

Time Activity&Lecture
Morning
Transfer to Fukushima
13:00-16:00
Radiation dose screening of people's body staying in a contaminated area
Minamisoma Municipal General Hospital
 Prof. Ryugo Hayano, Tokyo university
 Tomoyoshi Okikawa, M.D., Assistant Director, Minamisoma Municipal General Hospital
 Masaharu Tsubokura, M.D., Doctor of Minamisoma Municipal General Hospital
 Sae Ochi, M.D., Ph.D, Director of Internal Medicine, Soma Central Hospital

SEP 11

Time Activity&Lecture
9:00-11:30
JAEA Fukushima Environmental Safety Center
12:30-13:30
Lunch
13:30-16:00
"Soil radiation monitoring in Misho-Project in Miharu-Town"
 Mr. Shigeru Fukaya, Former Deputy Mayor of Miharu Town, Fukushima Prefecture
 Dr. Takeshi Koike, Assistant Professor,Tohoku University
 Mr. Sokyu Gemyu, the chief priest of Fukuju-ji Temple
16:00-
Transfer to Tokyo

SEP 12

Time Activity&Lecture
9:00-12:00
Group work ①(story writing)
12:00-13:15
Lunch
13:15-14:45
Presentation of field trip stories by group
14:55-15:45
Group work ②(Next-period planning)
16:00-16:30
Wrap-up

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