Weekend Recap: Asian American Journalists Association Mini-Conference

This past Saturday, I took part in the mix with several other individuals passionate about the world of journalism at the AAJA-Asia Tokyo Weekend mini-conference, held at the Dow Jones Japan office. 

 Gotta thank a friend of mine, Albert Siegel, whose a visual journalist based in Tokyo, for inviting me to join along with him to speak about the wonderful topic of photojournalism at the AAJA-Asia event.

 An hour of photography talk. Gear, how to shoot differently, ethics of visual news, etc... We could've went on forever and we did go a bit over our time limit. Sorry!

An hour of photography talk. Gear, how to shoot differently, ethics of visual news, etc... We could've went on forever and we did go a bit over our time limit. Sorry!

 AAJA National VP for Print  Ken   Moritsugu  (AP Tokyo Bureau Chief) kicked the event off with a warm welcoming speech.

AAJA National VP for Print Ken Moritsugu (AP Tokyo Bureau Chief) kicked the event off with a warm welcoming speech.

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 Jason Gatewood, New Media Journalist, Next Media TOMO News talks about "Creating Your Online Persona"

Jason Gatewood, New Media Journalist, Next Media TOMO News talks about "Creating Your Online Persona"

 A panel discussion on “Navigating the World of News and PR”

A panel discussion on “Navigating the World of News and PR”

The panel members included: Mayumi Hirano (CEO, Creative PR), Ross Rowbury (President and Representative Director, Edelman Japan), Cécile Shea (Press Attaché, U.S. Embassy Tokyo), and Rosa Yum (Supervisor, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co.).

 Reception area...

Reception area...

 Thanks to The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones for supporting this event.

Thanks to The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones for supporting this event.

 Albert testing out the mic. 

Albert testing out the mic. 

Although I didn't get around to talking with everyone, it was nice to meet some new and some familiar faces. Hope to connect with all of you again soon...

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 @starrwulfe@aekubo@NathalieStucky@jt_osaki@AlbertSiegel@noruweijin@yurikageyama@jt_ayakomie@jakeadelstein@kmorit@AAJAAsia, @AAJA, @yurinagano