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Date : March 18 - 28, 2012

Report: Fellowship Program: Ms. Devika Bhat, Foreign News Editor, The Times (March 18-28, 2012)

post date : 2013.08.21

Ms. Bhat visited Japan to cover Japan’s maritime defense and U.S. military base issues in Okinawa. During her stay in Japan, in Tokyo, she interviewed government personnel from the Japan Coast Guard and the Foreign Ministry, and the Admiral of the Maritime Self Defense Force. Ms. Bhat also met with experts who specialize in the topics she wished to cover. In Okinawa, she first visited places where she could study the history and geography of Okinawa, followed by a visit to the MSDF Naha Airbase, the U.S. Air Force Kadena Air Base and the U.S. Marines Camp Zukeran. 


By being able to both interview people and to visit actual facilities, Ms. Bhat recalls that her ten days in Japan were full of color and not theoretical at all; thus it was a fruitful stay.


While she was still in Japan, she had already written three articles, and later plans to write a commentary type of article to give readers a deeper perspective on the issue.

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