JFTC Essay Competition

Award Winners of JFTC Essay Competition 2005

December 15, 2005

Japan Foreign Trade Council, Inc. sponsors of the "JFTC Essay Competition 2005" are very pleased to announce that we received a total of 134 submissions from 30 different countries for the competition 2005.
After a strict screening of all the essays, the four submissions below have been selected as the winners of the competition in 2005. We would like to express our congratulations to the winners and thank all the participants for taking part.

Selection Committee
Chair Dr. Iwao Nakatani, Director of Research, Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting Co., Ltd. and President of Tama University
Vice Chairs Professor Yoko Wake, Faculty of Business and Commerce, Keio University
Vice Chairs Mr. Kazuo Mori, Deputy Editorial Page Editor, Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Inc.

Remarks by Selection Committee Chair

The Grand Prize of 1,000,000 yen

"Advocacy for 'Corporate Foreign Policy'"
Mr. Akihiko TAMURA (Japanese, age 38)

The Prizes for Excellence of 200,000 yen

"Globalization's New Face - Corporate Social Responsibility"
Ms. Lauma SKRUZMANE (Latvian, age 23)

"Intercultural Management Skills: What Japanese Corporations Need to Know"
Mr. Makoto YODA (Japanese, age 47)

"Globalization of Regional Corporations: Case Studies and Future Avenues"
Mr. Sadaka INASAWA (Japanese, age 29)

Essay Requirements

Subject "Globalization and Japanese Companies"
Language Essays may be written in English or Japanese
Length No more than 5,000 words in English
Deadline September 30, 2005