JFTC Essay Competition

Award Winners of JFTC Essay Competition 2015

December 11, 2015

Japan Foreign Trade Council, Inc. who sponsors the "JFTC Essay Competition 2015" is very pleased to announce that we received a total of 174 submissions from 37 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 2015.
We would like to express our congratulations to the winners and thank all participants for taking part.

Selection Committee
Chair Mr. Atsushi Nakajima, Chairman, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry, IAA
Vice Chair Mr. Junichi Abe, Managing Director, Executive Editor, Editor in Chief, CHUOKORON MAGAZINE Division, Chuokoron-Shinsha, Inc.
Vice Chair Dr. Keiko Ito, Professor, Faculty of Economics, Senshu University

Remarks by Selection Committee Chair

The Prize for Excellence of 200,000 yen

"Taking the lead : Establishing new channels providing investment yield, high wages and skills development in order to attract foreign resources"
Mr. Kieran Hull (U.K., age 26)

"Globalization and Ways to Reinvigorate the Japanese Economy in the 21st Century"
Mr. Manuel Jeffrey Sistoso (Philippines, age 28)

"STEMming the tide : strategies for promoting globalisation in Japan"
Ms. Shuangyu Ma (Australia, age 25)

Essay Requirements

Subject "Promoting Globalization within Japan:
An action plan to attract overseas investment, human resources, and other resources"
Language English or Japanese
Length No more than 4,000 words (in English) or 10,000 characters (in Japanese)
Deadline September 11, 2015