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Date : March 5 - 11, 2017

Fellowship Program: USA, Los Angeles Times, W.J. Hennigan, Writer

post date : 2017.03.30

As part of the 2015-2016 FPCJ Fellowship Program, Mr. W.J. Hennigan, who covers national security for the Los Angeles Times, visited Japan from March 5 to March 11.


The Los Angeles Times is an influential, national daily paper in the U.S., with a daily circulation of approximately 1.4 million (2.4 million for the Sunday edition). Mr. Hennigan covers national security issues for the paper, writing articles about American defense policy and security issues.


This was his first visit to Japan, and he mainly covered the topics of how Japan was preparing for and handling any threats, such as from China and North Korea, and what Japan would do to improve collaboration in security with the U.S. and other allied nations. Working out of Tokyo, he spoke with government officials and experts on defense policy and security issues.


As North Korea launched ballistic missiles during his stay in Japan (on March 6), Mr. Hennigan was able to release a timely article about the Japanese response.



*Articles written based on this fellowship program can be read from the links below.


1. “Tensions across Asia present challenges to secretary of State's first visit”(3/12/2017)


2. “Japan looks at more muscular military role”(3/16/2017)


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