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JFTC International Essay Competition 2014

JFTC International Essay Competition 2014

JFTC is sponsoring JFTC Essay Competition 2014 to encourage students, young researchers and business people to express their opinions on matters of national and international importance.


Please choose one from the following two topics.

Topic 1 — Future of the “SHOSHA” in the Global Economy

Topic 2 — Toward Developing Japan’s “Resources” by 2020: A Strategy for Utilizing Them for the Benefit of the World

JFTC International Essay Competition 2014Organizer

Japan Foreign Trade Council, Inc.


One Grand Prize of 1,000,000yen

Three Prizes for Excellence of 200,000yen each

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 7, 2015.


12 September, 2014 at 24:00 (JST)


  • Anyone can apply for the Essay Competition, regardless of nationality or age.
  • Language: 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.
  • We CANNOT accept any essays after the deadlines.
  • The entry page will be really congested at around the deadline time. It is recommended to apply earlier to avoid technical difficulty accessing the page.
  • Essays must be submitted in the specified format sheet 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.
  • 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 12, 2014.
  • 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 7, 2015.


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