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Report Disasters Well, Journalists Told

Report Disasters Well, Journalists Told
Media representatives from 16 countries with JICA officials at the JICA International Centre in Toyko, Japan on Friday. Photo: JICA MEDIA AND PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICE
March 01
10:15 2015

Natural disasters are a common issue for countries worldwide, and media plays a major role.

The Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA), director general offi ce of media and public relations, Nishimo Yasuko, made those remarks in Tokyo while closing the two-week training programme for international journalists.

“Disaster is a common issue for all of us and our countries,” Ms Nishimo said.

“There is a great need to be prepared which is very important. Media plays an important role to disseminate articles on the relevance of disasters. We hope that it will be reported in your respective countries for the benefits of those are vulnerable to the disasters.”

She said the Japanese people do tend to forget the disaster so easily but there was a need to remind the younger generation.

“Let’s be in touch with one another as a very instrumental media network has been created here with JICA contributing to this immensely in this programme.”

A farewell lunch was hosted by JICA where the participants were presented certificates.

“Thank you Japan it has been an amazing two weeks, given the opportunity to learn their approach towards the natural disaster,” said Sharaha Maduwaqe (Sri Lanka).

She was among the 16 international media representatives who took part under the Japan International Agency Co-operation (JICA) media invitation programme.

“Indeed we are going to miss this beautiful country and all the awesome people have met here including the media colleagues from other countries as well,” Abul Azad (Bangladesh) said.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh and Colombia media reps were the first to depart Japan. Fiji was the last to leave today.




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