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Press Office - PR#40–2013, March 11, 2013


2013 J-Pop Anime Singing Contest is Now Open

for Interested Participants






In celebration of the 40th Year of ASEAN-Japan Friendship and Cooperation and the Philippines-Japan Friendship Month, the Embassy of Japan in the Philippines is bringing back the much awaited Japanese musical talent search in the country, the J-Pop Anime Singing Contest, for its fifth installment.


The 2013 J-Pop Anime Singing Contest, which will be held on the 20 th of July 2013 (Saturday) at SM Mall, is the chance for Japanophiles and music enthusiasts to display their talents. It is open to amateur Filipino singers or groups of all ages and gender. Group entries may have a maximum of five members in their group and Japanese nationals may also join as part of a group, playing supporting roles (e.g. instrumentalists, or back-up vocal or dancers). The number of Japanese nationals in a group may not exceed half of the total members (e.g. a group of three may only have one Japanese member).


Participants may choose one of the following performance set-ups: 1) The participant may play a musical instrument, or 2) perform a cappella, or 3) perform with a minus-one musical background. Only soundtracks from original CDs will be allowed. We reserve the right to disqualify entries that use pirated musical accompaniment.


In order to join, participants must complete the following requirements:


•  Application form

•  Individual/group photo

•  Short write-up about the performer/s

•  Demo CD containing two Japanese songs by the participant/s


The J-Pop Anime Singing Contest application form is available at the Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC) Library or you may download it at www.ph.emb-japan.go.jp.


All the requirements may be submitted personally or via courier to JICC, Embassy of Japan, 2627 Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City. The deadline for the submission of entries is on June 21, 2013.


Top 3 winners will get splendid prizes.


The J-Pop Anime Singing Contest aims to further promote Japanese language and culture appreciation, culture exchange between Japan and the Philippines, and Philippines-Japan friendship and cooperation. It is presented by the Embassy of Japan in Manila and support of SM Supermalls and various Filipino and Japanese companies.

For more details, please visit www.ph.emb-japan.go.jp or email jicc-mnl@ma.mofa.go.jp or call 551-5710 local 2311 or 2312.