JFTC Essay Competition

Award Winners of JFTC Essay Competition 2007

December 14, 2007

Japan Foreign Trade Council, Inc. sponsors of the "JFTC Essay Competition 2007" are very pleased to announce that we received a total of 82 submissions from 22 different countries for the competition this year.
After a strict screening of all the essays, the four submissions below have been selected as the Prize Excellence of the competition in 2007. Unfortunately, however, there was not one that the Selection Committee members should strongly back for the Grand Prize of 1 million yen.
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, Senior and Editorial Writer, Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Inc.

Remarks by Selection Committee Chair

The Prizes for Excellence of 200,000 yen

"The Win-win-win Globalization and Japanese Companies"
Mr. Heng DYNA (Cambodian, age 24)

"Gundamnomics: Transforming Corporate Japan for the Challenges of Global Capitalism"
Mr. Pin-Quan NG (Singaporean, age 22)

"Responding to Global Capitalism: Today's Priority on Japan's Business Agenda"
Ms. Séphora VOLCY (French, age 23)

"A Proposal for Japanese Companies: Become Alert and Solid Corporations"
Mr. Wataru KAMIYA (Japanese, age 33)

Essay Requirements

Subject "Global Capitalism and Japanese Companies"
Language Essays may be written in English or Japanese
Length No more than 4,000 words in English
Deadline September 30, 2007