Japan Foreign Trade Council International Essay Competition 2013



Japan Foreign Trade Council is sponsoring JFTC Essay Competition 2013 to encourage students, young researchers and business people to express their opinions on matters of national and international importance. It has been five years since the financial crisis that devastated the global economy. Many countries are still facing difficult challenges such as pursuing both fiscal consolidation and economic growth, and finding a stable and sustainable growth path. In Japan, strategies to end its long-term stagnation—which is referred to as the “Lost Decade” or the “Lost Two Decades”—have been widely discussed.


” Japan’s Policy Direction in the Global Economy – Growth Strategy to Revitalize the Economy and Japan’s Contribution to the World”


September 13, 2013


  • GRAND PRIZE : 1, 000, 000 YEN
  • EXCELLENCE PRIZE: 2,00,000 YEN ( Three Prizes)

The award winners from abroad will be provided with a round trip air ticket to Tokyo, Japan to attend the award ceremony to be held on January 8, 2014.


Anyone can apply for the Essay Competition, regardless of nationality or age.


English (4,000 words) or Japanese (10,000 characters). Each essay MUST BE accompanied by an essay summary of no more than 400 words in English/ 800 Japanese characters.


Essays must be submitted in the specified format sheet[別ウインドウで開きます] downloaded from our website. Unless both essay title and summary are presented, such application shall be deemed incomplete and will NOT be evaluated. Also, all submissions must be original and should be submitted with complete fill out of an entry form[別ウインドウで開きます]. No previously published materials will be accepted. All rights to the award-winning essays shall be the exclusive property of JFTC.


Award winners will be publicly announced on December 13, 2013.


Japan Foreign Trade Council, Inc., Public Relations Group
6th Floor, World Trade Center Building, 2-4-1, Hamamatsu-cho, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-6106, Japan
Tel: +81-3-3435-5964  E-mail: [email protected]
Web site:  www.jftc.or.jp

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