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Fiji Sun In Big Japanese Training Programme

How can the news media help in disasters and in preparing for them? Journalists from 16 countries – including Fiji – have arrived in Japan for a two-week programme to
18 Feb 2015 07:29
Fiji Sun In Big Japanese Training Programme
Fiji Sun West Editor Waisea Nasokia (back/right), with international media representatives at the JICA headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, on Monday. Photo: Rainer Ronda/Philippines Star

How can the news media help in disasters and in preparing for them?

Journalists from 16 countries – including Fiji – have arrived in Japan for a two-week programme to address these questions and help provide answers.

Fiji Sun was among the first media personnels to arrive at the Narita Airport in Japan.

The El Salvador rep was the last, arriving early Monday morning, an hour before the programme started at the Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA) headquarters in Tokyo. The group were briefed on the Japanese official development assistance (ODA), policies by a representative of the Foreign Affairs Ministry, and also briefed on JICA projects and support for damage prevention programmes.

In the afternoon the group moved via train to visit the Cabinet office of the government of Japan which is located in the heart of the city and to be briefed on the disaster management plan. Here we learned that the management plans was enacted over the years as Japan was naturally a disaster-prone country.

Disasters over the years had impacted the Japanese economy almost crippling it sometimes and many lives were lost. The policies, co-ordination, framework and the disaster counter measures were put in place to see how Japan was able to recover ensuring to reduce its devastating impact on their livelihood of the Japanese people.

Participants include Anton Aprianto, editor – Tempo Media Group (Indonesia); Rainier Ronda, reporter – Philippines Star; Krangsak Junnoyangkha, reporter – Thairath newspaper, Thailand; Nguyen Chi Lan, reporter – Viet Nam News, Shune Lai Win, senior reporter – Eleven Media group, Myanmar; Abdul Azad, senior reporter – The Daily Star, Bangladesh; Karim Madad, economic editor – Associated Press of Pakistan; Sarini Maduwage, deputy features editor – Daily Mirror, Sri Lanka; Lucinda Ayala – journalist, El Diario de hoy, El Salvador; Fabiano Maisonnave, staff reporter – Folha de Sao Paulo, Brazil; Dayhanna Palomino, reporter – America TV/Peru; Rezaye Martinez, reporter – La Prensa/Nicaragua; Benjamin Blanco, sub editor- Newpaper La Tercera, Chile; Javier Herrera, environmental editor – El Tiempo/Columbia; and Kobra Akish, journalist – Iran Newspaper.

Feedback:  waisean@fijisun.com.fj

 




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