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The Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan is launching a new membership campaign to make it easier for a new generation of journalists and nonjournalists to join.

From Tuesday to April 30, nonjournalists who sign up for associate member status will receive up to a ¥50,000 discount off the initiation fee. Other categories will receive a ¥10,000 discount.

The FCCJ is also aggressively pursuing young journalists. Those under the age of 35 can join for a ¥2,000 initiation fee and monthly dues of ¥4,000.

Regardless of category, all members are allowed to attend FCCJ news conferences with major political, economic, and cultural newsmakers from Japan and abroad and have access to club facilities, including the main bar, dining rooms and the 13,000-volume library.

Founded in 1945, FCCJ is one of the world’s oldest press clubs, open to journalists and those who support the goals of a free press. For more information, contact Wayne Hunter at (03) 3211-3161 (English or Japanese) or e-mail hunter@fccj.or.jp

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