Yoshioka Itsuo
  • Yoshioka Itsuo 
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Reporter for the Tokyo Shimbun. Born in 1952. Earned a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University. Lived three years in Ethiopia as a Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteer, working at a television station and serving on a refugee support committee. Has spent 15 years as a photographer and 20 years as a reporter for the Tokyo Shimbun, covering wars and other stories in 68 countries. Won the 1996 Kaikō Takeshi Award for nonfiction writing in 1996. His works include Hyōhaku no Ruwanda (The Nightmare of Rwanda). Executive producer of Kurosurōdo (Crossroads), a 2015 film commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the JOCV. Website (Japanese): http://yoshi.net.
The JOCV Program: Experience of a Lifetime2016.12.22

Over the past five decades Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers have worked to improve economic and social conditions in developing countries by providing technical support in such fields as education, agriculture, and civil engineering. In 2016 the JOCV program received the Ramon Magsaysay Award, one of Asia’s highest prizes, for its public service and pragmatic approach in facilitating developm…

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