Theme: In Search of Coexistence for Plural Values
What we can do to create a society and a world where we can share our values beyond cultural, ethnic and religious barriers.
Organizer: The International House of Japan
Sponsors : The Yomiuri Shimbun, The Japan Times
Panel: The award-winning essay will be chosen by the panel of judges below.
Gerald Curtis, Professor, Columbia University
Yoneo Ishii, President, National Institutes for the Humanities
Kenichiro Hirano, Professor, Waseda University
Reiko Kinoshita, Journalist
Takahiko Tennichi, Editorial Writer, The Yomiuri Shimbun
Tasuku Takagaki, Chairman, The International House of Japan
Award: The winner will receive a prize of 300,000 yen. Two runner-ups will receive 100,000 yen each. Essays will be considered for publication in the International House Bulletin or Kaiho.
The essay shall be original and unpublished, in the English language (No more than 5,000 words) or in the Japanese language (No more than 12,000 characters). Essays must be postmarked on or before January 31, 2006. Winners will be notified by the end of February. Individuals of any age
and nationality are welcome to enter this contest. For details please visit our website or ask for application
guidelines to the contact address.
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