Date : March 10 - 18, 2012
Report: Fellowship Program: Ms. Renaé Merle, Staff Writer, The Washington Post, US (March 10-18, 2012)
post date : 2013.08.20
Ms. Renaé Merle visited Japan to cover "the first anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake", and "impacts of the super strong yen and aging population on the Japanese economy".
During her stay in Japan, Ms. Merle visited Ishinomaki City, Miyagi, to participate in the memorial service of the first anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake. She also interviewed a city official to find out the situation at the time of the earthquake and the current status of the city, and the city's future reconstruction plans.
On the economy-related theme, Ms. Merle conducted interviews in Tokyo with the National Institute of Population and Social Security Research, Toyota Motors, Nippon Keidanren and the University of Tokyo. She says she was able to deepen her knowledge of the Japanese economy by face-to-face interviews on her first-time-visit to Japan, even though she had collected related information before her visit.