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Date : March 12 - 18, 2023

Fellowship Program: The Washington Post Journalist Toluse Olorunnipa (US)

post date : 2023.04.11

As part of the 2022-2023 FPCJ Fellowship Program, Mr. Toluse Olorunnipa, the White House Bureau Chief for The Washington Post, visited Japan from March 12 to 18. The Washington Post is a prestigious daily American newspaper which was first published in 1877, and is the largest newspaper in the capital of Washington, DC, making it a very influential newspaper in US politics.


Mr. Olorunnipa covered three topics: Japan’s national security strategy; Hiroshima, the dangers of nuclear war, and the upcoming G7; and Japan’s COVID-19 precautions and the lifting of mask guidance. In addition to speaking with government officials and experts in Tokyo, he also visited Hiroshima, where the G7 Summit will be held this May, and interviewed the mayor of Hiroshima City and atomic bomb survivors.


After the program, Mr. Olorunnipa commented, “In Hiroshima, I was very moved by the powerful statements made by the atomic bomb survivors, which left the strongest impression on me of any part of this trip to Japan.”


Mr. Olorunnipa, interviewing the mayor of Hiroshima

*Reporting based on this fellowship

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