Date : November 4 - 14, 2013
Report: Fellowship Program: Ms. Schuyler Velasco, Staff Writer/Editor, The Christian Science Monitor
post date : 2013.12.09
Ms. Schuyler Velasco, staff writer/editor of the Christian Science Monitor of the US, visited Japan from November 4 to 14 under the FPCJ Fellowship Program. Ms. Velasco, as business sector writer, has been writing a lot of articles on consumer issues, the food industry, and other areas.
Ms. Velasco did her covering mainly in Tokyo and Kyoto on the themes of various issues concerning food in Japan and the problems of the employment of young people. She met with government officials and others concerned in the food industry to write about "food" and attended "Tokyo Harvest," a new food event held in Roppongi, Tokyo. She also had interviews with people who keep traditional Japanese cuisine, including Mr. Yoshihiro Murata, the owner of "Kikunoi," a well-known Japanese restaurant in Kyoto, and the representative of a long-established wagashi (Japanese confectionery) shop. On the employment of young people, she interviewed young people who have jobs on a government scheme to promote the employment of young people, and university students who are trying to get work, in addition to government officials and experts.
The Christian Science Monitor carried the following articles based on this coverage.
"Can UNESCO save traditional Japanese cuisine?" (December 4, 2013)
"Is food the future of entrepreneurial Japan?" (December 10, 2013)