In celebration of the Philippines-Japan Friendship Month this July, the Embassy of Japan, in cooperation with The Japan Foundation, Manila and the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO), is inviting Filipino amateur singers and dancers of all ages to join the 2015 J-pop Anime Sing and Dance Contest. Exciting prizes await winners, including an all-expense paid trip to Japan courtesy of JNTO for the singing category contestants.
Interested participants may choose to join either the singing category or the dance category. Contestants for the singing category can form a group of maximum of five members or sing solo and for the dancing category, a group of five members. Contestants should select two Japanese songs (for the singing category)/one Japanese song (for the dancing category) originally performed by a Japanese artist for their entry and send a filled-out application form, a photo/group photo, a print-out of the song lyrics with the name of the original performing artist/s, a short write-up about the participant/participating group (50-100 words) and a demo CD containing an audio file in MP3 format (for the singing category) or a video file in MPEG format (for the dancing category).
All entries must be submitted to the Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC) Library, Embassy of Japan, 2627 Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City 1300 on or before the extended deadline of Friday, June 26, 2015.
The top ten contestants for the Singing Category and top five for the Dancing Category will compete in the Grand Finals to be held on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at the SM Cinema Centerstage, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City.
The 2015 J-pop Anime Sing and Dance Contest is supported by Ajinomoto Philippines, All Nippon Airways, Animation International, Bandai Namco Philippines, Inc., Bobson Jeans, Canon Information Technologies, Inc., Canon Marketing Philippines, Center for Pop Music Philippines, HERO TV, Hokkaido Ramen Santouka, Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Philippines, Inc., Lotte Confectionery Pilipinas Corporation, Nihongo Center Foundation, Panasonic Philippines Corporation, SM Mall of Asia, SM Cinema, SM Lifestyle Entertainment, Inc., Sony Philippines, Toei Animation Philippines, Yakult Philippines, and Yoshinoya.
For more information about the 2015 J-pop Anime Sing and Dance Contest, please visit http://www.ph.emb-japan.go.jp, send an E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 551-5710 locals 2311 or 2312.