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Date : November 20 - 21, 2014

Reports on Japan: Kagawa Press Tour “Island Challenges”

post date : 2014.12.16

This press tour was jointly planned and sponsored by the FPCJ and Kagawa Prefecture, and had 10 journalists participate from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, Germany, Italy and the USA. Despite the population in rural areas declining, there are islands in the Seto Inland Sea with increasing numbers of new young residents and visitors. This press tour visited Shodoshima, where employment opportunities for youth are being created through production of local specialties with high added value, and Teshima, where the beauty of the island is demonstrated through art while the issue of illegally dumped industrial waste is also dealt with.

- More details on the tour available here

- Reports on the tour available here


Below are some of the articles and programs produced by the journalists based on this press tour.


USA TODAY (USA/ Newspaper)

December 11, 2014

As economy slides, Japan waits for good times



The Kyunghyang Shinmun (South Korea/ Newspaper)

December 5, 2014

(1)일본 젊은이들이 섬으로 가는 까닭은 “그 섬이 나에게 모든 행복을 찾아줬다”


(2)쇼도시마 시오타 정장 “정부 지원 없이도 살아갈 수 있게 힘 키워야죠”



Xinhua News Agency (China/ News agency)

December 3, 2014



(2)The same title as above

Asia Pacific Daily * Xinhua News Agency-owned website



China News Service (China/ Newspaper)

November 29, 2014




Financial Times (China/Newspaper)

December 26, 2014

振兴地方经济 “安倍经济学”锁定新突破口



Ta Kung Pao (Hong Kong/Newspaper

December 16, 2014

“垃圾之岛”的漫漫“还债”路/大公报驻东京记者 黄汇杰

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