Dennis Normile, Japan bureau chief for the U.S. weekly journal Science, beat Pio d’Emilia of Italy’s Il Manifesto to become president of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan.

Normile succeeds Daniel Sloan of Reuters for a one-year term.

Other successful candidates for the club’s 2006-2007 board of directors included Bradley Martin of Bloomberg Markets as first vice president, Miki Tanikawa of the International Herald Tribune as second vice president, Jim Treece of Automotive News as secretary, and Yoshisuke Iinuma of the Oriental Economist as treasurer.

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