2017 J-pop Anime Singing Contest Call for Entries Extended to June 16! Grand winner will win a trip to Japan


Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC) - Press Release No. 24- 2017

In celebration of the Philippines-Japan Friendship Month this July, the Embassy of Japan, in cooperation with The Japan Foundation, Manila is inviting Filipino amateur singers to join the 2017 J-pop Anime Singing Contest.
Interested applicants may join as a solo singer or as a duo/duet and cover any Japanese song originally performed by a Japanese artist.  To join, applicants should send a filled-out application form, a photo, a print-out of the song lyrics with the name of the original performing artist/s, a short write-up about the participant/s (50-100 words) and the link to an uploaded video performance of one or two songs combined not exceeding three minutes on Youtube.

All entries must be e-mailed to jicc-mnl@mofa.go.jp  on or before the extended deadline of Friday, June 16, 2017.
Ten finalists will be carefully selected to compete in the Grand Finals to be held on Saturday, July 8, 2017 from 1 to 5 pm at the SM North EDSA Skydome, Quezon City.  The event is free and open to the public.  Exciting prizes await the winners, including an all-expense-paid trip to Japan courtesy of All Nippon Airways and Universal Holidays, Inc.
The 2017 J-pop Anime Singing Contest is supported by All Nippon Airways, Bandai Namco Philippines, Inc., Canon Information Technologies, Inc., Canon Marketing Philippines, Center for Pop Music Philippines, HERO TV, Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Philippines, Inc., Lotte Confectionery Pilipinas Corporation, Nihongo Center Foundation, Panasonic Philippines Corporation, SM North EDSA Skydome, Sony Philippines, Inc., Toei Animation Philippines, Universal Holidays, Inc., Yakult Philippines, and Yoshinoya.
For more information about the 2017 J-pop Anime Singing Contest, please visit the Embassy of Japan’s official website: https://www.ph.emb-japan.go.jp, and Facebook page: Embassy of Japan in the Philippines.  Inquiries may also be made by sending an e-mail to jicc-mnl@ma.mofa.go.jp, or calling 551-5710 locals 2311 or 2312.