JICC holds 7th J-Pop competition

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Catch the J-Pop fever

Catch the J-Pop fever

Now on its seventh year, the Embassy of Japan in the Philippines is inviting all “Japanophiles,” amateur singers and dancers to join the “2015 J-Pop Anime Sing and Dance Contest” in celebration of the Philippines-Japan Friendship Month in July.

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The contest is open to Filipino nationals of all ages. To join, participants in both categories should select a Japanese song sung by a Japanese artist for their entry and send a filled-up application form, a photo or group photo, a print-out of the song lyrics with the name of the original performing artist or artists, a short write-up about the participant/participating group (50 to 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).

Application forms are available at the Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC) Library, Embassy of Japan, 2627 Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City, and can also be downloaded at www.ph.emb-japan.go.jp.

There will be 10 finalists selected for the singing category and five finalists for the dancing category. Those who pass the screening process will be invited to compete in the grand finals to be held on July 25 at the SM Cinema Centerstage at the SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City. Registration ends on May 22.

The 2015 J-pop Anime Sing and Dance Contest aims to further promote Japanese language and culture appreciation among Filipinos and to strengthen the longstanding friendship between Philippines and Japan.

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

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