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San Diego biz columnist wins Japan fellowship

October 22, 2013

Posted by Chris Roush

Steve Chapple, who writes a monthly business column for the San Diego Union-Tribune, has been awarded a Kyoto Prize Journalism Fellowship

The fellowship will allow Chapple to visit Kyoto, Japan, next month to attend the 2013 awards ceremony, lectures and workshops of the Kyoto Prize – Japan’s highest private award for lifetime achievement.

The trip is designed to provide an opportunity for U.S. journalists to further their knowledge and depth of reporting in technology, science and the arts. Chapple will join U.S.-based science writer Gemma Tarlach, whose fellowship is sponsored by Point Loma Nazarene University. Both journalists will have opportunities to meet and interview the 2013 Kyoto Prize Laureates.

The Kyoto Symposium Organization leads a North American effort to conduct San Diego’s annual Kyoto Prize Symposium, which is co-hosted by PLNU and other major universities.

Chapple’s monthly “Intellectual Capital” column covers game-changing people, ideas and perspectives from a broad range of business segments. He is a contributor to notable magazines and newspapers including The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, National Geographic, San Francisco Chronicle, Outside and Conde Nast Traveler.

He is also the author of eight published books on topics ranging from river kayaking to the history and politics of rock and roll music.

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