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Press Office - PR#40–2010, May 13, 2010


J-Pop Anime Singing Contest Registration Deadline Near!

One week to go before the May 20 deadline




The Embassy of Japan is reminding all groups interested in joining the 2nd J-Pop Anime Singing Contest to send in their demo CD along with the other requirements by Thursday next week ( 20 May 2010 ) to get a chance to be one of the top ten groups which will compete and shine in the Grand Final on July 24, 2010 to be held at the Cyberzone Event Center of SM North EDSA.


The top winners of the Singing Contest will win scholarships from Nihongo Center Foundation and Center for Pop Music Philippines and be awarded with exciting prizes from event partners namely: Ajinomoto, Canon, Heritage Hotel, Panasonic, Sony, Toshiba and Yakult. At the Grand Final, participants can also enjoy special courtesy treats of Yoshinoya.


Interested groups can register by sending the following:


•  A CD demo of their rendition of two (2) Japanese songs taken from J-Pop or anime;

•  A duly accomplished application form which can be downloaded from the Embassy of Japan website;

•  Group photo with a short write-up about the group; and

•  A description of the chosen songs (i.e. artist, title, lyrics).


The contest requirements should be mailed or submitted personally to the Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC), Embassy of Japan, 2627 Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City.


The J-Pop and Anime Singing Contest is presented by the Embassy of Japan in cooperation with the Japan Foundation Manila and in partnership with SM Supermalls, SM Cyberzone , TOEI Philippines, Nihongo Center Foundation, Center for Pop Music, Yoshinoya, Animation International Licensing Philippines, the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Philippines, Inc., Ajinomoto, Canon, Heritage Hotel, Panasonic, Sony, Toshiba, Yakult, and HERO TV and MAX FM 103.5 as media partners.


For contest mechanics and further details, please visit www.ph.emb-japan.go.jp or email jicc-mnl@ma.mofa.go.jp or call 551-5710 local 2318.




Download application form