Date : January 22 - 30, 2023
Fellowship Program: Le Devoir Journalist Boris Proulx (Quebec, Canada)
post date : 2023.02.09
As part of the 2022-2023 FPCJ Fellowship Program, Mr. Boris Proulx, senior political journalist of Le Devoir (Quebec, Canada), visited Japan from January 22 to 30. Le Devoir is published in Montreal, Quebec, and as Canada’s largest French-language newspaper has significant influence among French Canadians.
Mr. Proulx covered three topics: Japan’s Indo-Pacific strategy (FOIP), aging society (home nursing care), and politics and religion. In addition to speaking with government officials, experts, and business representatives in Tokyo, he also visited Hiroshima, where the G7 Summit will be held this May, and Kyoto. In Hiroshima, he interviewed the mayor and A-bomb survivors, and showed great interest in the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.
After the program ended, Mr. Proulx commented, “I was able to hear various perspectives from government officials and experts regarding each topic, which was very interesting. At Osaki-Shimojima Island and Onomichi in Hiroshima, I was able to hear from many people who work in home nursing care or at care homes, and learned much about the situation of nursing care in Japan. It was a very fruitful fellowship.”