Toshiba Essay Competition, Win 1-million yen research grant

Cheers to you! Submit your essay to join Toshiba essay competition.

2014 competition name:  toshiba international essay contest 2014

ends on:  October 30, 2014

prizes: Grand Prize (1 person) - A 1-million yen research grant
Outstanding Performance Prize (2 persons) - 500,000 yen research grants
The three prize winners listed will be invited to receiver their awards at a ceremony in Tokyo

eligibility: essay subject: the message that Japan should send out to the world in 2020  
 Japan must look to the past and build the future. As it continues to recover from the devastation of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake, it is also preparing for the 2020 Tokyo Olympiad. Strong currents of change are flowing through Japan and the wider world, the country faces many questions and must make choices, some of them tough. We ask our essayists to consider today’s Japan, and to explain and share their views on three points. :
- What does Japan need to reform, and what should it protect and preserve?
- As a country, What kind of message should Japan be sending to the rest of the world?
- What does the world expect of Japan?

Essay language and length:
Japanese or English
3000 - 4000 Japanese characters, or 3000 - 4000 English words

Entry conditions:
Submitted essays must be unpublished.

Entry qualifications:
Young researchers engaged in Japanese studies. Assistants or trainees at research institutions, art galleries, museums, etc., who are either enrolled in or who have completed a doctoral program at the time of application. Lecturers, assistants and associate professors at universities who have yet to obtain tenure.Entry is open to all non-Japanese citizens. The object of the contest is to promote Japanese studies overseas.

To join: send your entry to jp
Applicants must attach the following when submitting their essays:
A statement of future aspirations
Intended use of the research grant
A letter of recommendation from the applicant’s supervisor or leader

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