Global Communicators is courting U.S. and Canadian journalists for trips to Japan as part of that country's Ministry of Foreign Affairs' foreign press visitation program.

Fumio Kishida
Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida

Jim Harff's firm is doing that work as a subcontractor for Kreab Gavin Anderson's Tokyo outpost.

Jonathan Kushner, KGA managing partner for Japan, oversees GC's work. Omnicom owns KGA.

GC is to identify relevant reporters and prepare a target media list. The Washington firm will contact journalists to confirm interest in visiting Japan, discuss their availability, proposed destinations and story subject matter.

GC executive VP Kristine Heine, senior media adviser Katherine Christie and VP/senior research analyst Mark Groombridge join Harff on the account.

The contract runs through March.