JFTC Essay Competition

Award Winners of JFTC Essay Competition 2009

December 15, 2009

Japan Foreign Trade Council, Inc. sponsors of the "JFTC Essay Competition 2009" are very pleased to announce that we received a total of 146 submissions from 32 different nationalities for the competition this year.
After a strict screening of all the essays, the three submissions below have been selected as the winners of the competition in 2009.
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 Professor, Dean, Renaissance Center, Tama University
Vice Chairs Professor Yoko Wake, Faculty of Business and Commerce, Keio University
Vice Chairs Mr. Kazuo MORI, Senior and Editorial Writer, NIKKEI INC.

Remarks by Selection Committee Chair

The Grand Prize of 1,000,000 yen

"The Correction of Global Capitalism and Japan's Mission -
  Toward Overcoming the Two Crises Caused by the Economic Crisis"

Mr. Kiyoshi MIURA (Japan, age 30)

The Prizes for Excellence of 200,000 yen

"Restoring Stakeholder Trust - Lessons from Japan's Consensus Capitalism"
Mr. Michal OLEWNIK (Poland, age 31)

"A Prescription for Global Capitalism - Can Japan Revive Economic Chivalry?"
Mr. Hajime MOTEGI (Japan, age 37)

Essay Requirements

Subject "How Should Global Capitalism be Corrected – Japan’s Role and Mission”
Language English or Japanese
Length No more than 4,000 words (in English) or 10,000 characters (in Japanese)
Deadline September 30, 2009