JFTC Essay Competition

Award Winners of JFTC Essay Competition 2011

December 14, 2011

Japan Foreign Trade Council, Inc. who sponsors the “JFTC Essay Competition 2011” is very pleased to announce that we received a total of 186 submissions from 43 different nationalities for the competition this year.
After a strict screening of all the essays, the two submissions below have been selected as the winners of the competition in 2011.
We would like to express our congratulations to the winners and thank all participants for taking part.

Selection Committee
Chair Dr. Iwao Nakatani, Director of Research, Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting Co., Ltd. and Chairman of Fushiki-an
Vice Chair Professor Yoko Wake, Faculty of Business and Commerce, Keio University
Vice Chair Mr. Kazuo Mori, Senior Staff Writer, NIKKEI INC.

Remarks by Selection Committee Chair

The Grand Prize of 1,000,000 yen

"Japan v 3.11 - Reclaiming the Date"
Ms. Nicole BROWN (Jamaica, age 29)

The Prize for Excellence of 200,000 yen

"The Making of New Innovative Japan: Road Map to Great Recovery"
Mr. Chiden BALMES (Philippines, age 25)

Essay Requirements

Subject “Vision for a New Japan after 3.11”
Language English or Japanese
Length No more than 4,000 words (in English) or 10,000 characters (in Japanese)
Deadline September 15, 2011