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マシュー・サヴァス '08 （ベイツ大学四年生2008）
アリシア・デッセン '07 （ベイツ大学四年生2007）
One of the most important missions of the Consulate General of Japan in Boston is to promote mutual understanding between Japan and the United States. To pursue this mission and encourage the study of Japanese language as well as culture, our office will hold an essay contest entitled “Watashi no Nihon”.
This contest is open to all undergraduate college students studying Japanese in New England. We would like to ask you to encourage your students to enter and share their vision and impressions of Japan, “Watashi no Nihon”.
Both the guidelines and entry form for the contest are attached. Please remember, only two entrants per university/college will be allowed.
We look forward to reading your students ideas about Japan.
For any inquiries regarding this event please contact Joshua Wilber at email@example.com and place Essay Contest in the subject line.
Consul for Information and Cultural Affairs
“Watashi no Nihon”
1. This contest is open to undergraduate students enrolled in a university/college within the six New England states with a Japanese language course.
2. The closing date for entries is Wednesday, February 28, 2007. Essays must arrive by this date at the Consulate General of Japan in Boston.
3. When submitting your essay please ensure you include a fully completed Entry Form, which includes exact character count. The Entry Form should be filled-in by the author of the essay, and then checked and signed by the author’s instructor.
4. There will be two categories/levels. First Level: 3 or less years of study. Second Level: 4 + years of study. (Two years of high school Japanese is counted as one year of university level.)
5. Each university/college will be allowed two entries (one from each level or both from the same level).
6. The length of the essay should be no more than 800 characters (2 sheets of Genkou Youshi -- Ofuji can give this to you).
7. The essay’s theme is “Watashi no Nihon”.
8. The essay can be either typed or hand written.
9. Essays must be written in Japanese.
10. Essays must conform to the character limit as specified above to be eligible for a prize.
11. Essays will not be returned.
12. Essays should be sent to the Consulate General of Japan in Boston.
13. The official results will be announced on the Consulate General of Japan in Boston’s website (www.boston.us.emb-japan.go.jp) between March 15th and 20th 2007.
14. The 2 first prize winners will each receive a plaque, books and other prizes and have their winning essays published. Second and third prize winners will receive a certificate of merit, books and other prizes. The award ceremony will be held on Friday March 30, 2007 at the Consul General’s official residence. (Directions will be sent to awardees.)
15. Copyright of the essays will be retained by the Consulate General
of Japan in Boston.
Watashi no Nihon
Level: 3 years or less 4+ years (please circle)
Character Count: __________________________________________
Essays to be received by Wednesday, 2/28/2007.
Phone (617) 973-9772