20 years ago on December 02, 1990 the world first journalist began his space flight aboard the Russian Soyuz TM-11 spacecraft. It was a Japan citizen Toyohiro Akiyama, journalist of Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS) Corporation.
He began his space flight together with Soviet cosmonauts Viktor Afanasjev and Musa Manarov.
The special post cancellation and postage stamp devoted
to the USSR-Japan joint space flight.
On the photo of TBS - Toyohiro Akiyama and Ryoko Kikuchi, a member of the back up crew.
Some more information about the flight as well as flown covers regarded this space flight can be seen here.