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Profession: Journalist

Event Date: 
Tue, 04/15/2014 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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From analog camera to i-phone, from political censorship to audience rating, from the big news-rooms to one man only bureau, journalism has changed together with the world in the past 30 years. Quick and radical changes followed one another. Pio D’Emilia, Italian correspondent for Sky TG 24 and a long time resident of Tokyo, and Stefano Carrer, correspondent for Sole24Ore during eight years, tell us how and why being a professional journalist in Japan (as Italians) has changed.


Pio d’Emilia:

Pio d’Emilia, after his bachelor degree in law, arrived in Japan as a young criminal lawyer for a master in Criminal Procedure in 1979. His keen interest in social issues and human rights made him switch into journalism, and he has been living in Asia since. A long time contributor to the Italian daily Il Manifesto, he is now the East-Asia correspondent for Sky Tg 24 and contributes with Il Fatto Quotidiano, L’Espresso and other Italian and international headlines. In the past has been Vice-President of the Foreign Correspondent Club in Japan, spending many years fighting for free access to information sources and for the abolition of Kisha clubs. In 2011, along with Uesugi Takashi and other Japanese journalists he founded the Free Press Association of Japan (自由報道協会). As a correspondent for Sky Tg 24 he covered the Tibetan riots, the Corean crisis (including several visits to the North) as well as the civil turmoils in Georgia and Burma/Myanmar. He was one of the first journalist to reach the Fukushima Nuclear power station after the disaster. Relying on this experience he wrote “Tsunami Nucleare” (edited by “Il manifesto libri”, Roma 2011), translated in Japanese as “Japanese Problems” 日本の問題  (幻冬舎、2011 Gentosha) soon to became a docu-fiction movie (2014 release).


Stefano Carrer:

After attending the Institute for Journalism in Milan he became a professional journalist in 1986. He graduated in law at the Universita’ degli Studi di Milano with a dissertation thesis about the criminal liability of newspaper editors.

He started contributing to Il Sole 24 Ore in 1989 from New York, and was hired in 1993 to work in the financial section in Milan. From 2006 to 2009 he has been correspondent from Tokyo, and started again this activity in 2011. He recently started a very successful video section for the official web site of Il Sole 24 Ore: 

He also contributes to several other newspapers and magazines dealing with Asian topics. Awarded with the “A. Bernassola” Journalist Award for his articles about Corea.


Both journalists have been awarded with the "U. Agnelli" Journalist Award for their coverage about the 3/11 Tsunami event. 

when: April 15, 18:30-20:00
where: ICCJ 
            FBR Mita Bldg.9F, 4-1-27 Mita, 
            Minato-ku, 108-0073 Tokyo
            Tel. 03-6809-5802 
language: English 
entry fee: ICCJ Members: 1000 yen 
                  Non-Members: 2000 yen.
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