Japan Center Essay Competition

Hear of japan 4The aim of the JCSB Essay Competition is to promote awareness and understanding of Japan in the United States and to help young Americans broaden their international horizons. Contestants should write, in English, one or more aspects of Japan including art, culture, tradition, values, philosophy, history, society, politics, business, and technology in relation to their personal views, experiences, and/or future goals. (Contestants do not need to have any experience in visiting Japan or studying Japanese.) 

12th Competition (2016-2017):

Winners and Essays ; Photos 

Award Ceremony Program

Happenings (article)

Rules and procedures ; Rubric ;  FAQs 

Past competitions:

12th Competition11th Competition10th Competition9th Competition;

8th Competition7th Competition6th Competition5th Competition

4th Competition3rd Competition2nd Competition1st Competition

Sponsor: Canon U.S.A.    

SupportersConsulate General of Japan in New York

JCSB Board Member in Charge: Yoko Ojima  

Canon U.S.A. Representatives in Charge: Dawn Shields

Organizing Chair: Eriko Sato

Committee Members: Roxanne Brockner, Carolyn Brooks, Peg Christoff, Marlene Dubois, Makiko Fukaya, MaryAnn Hannon,  Tiara Hess, Patricia Marinaccio, Eva Nagase, Francesca Nakagawa, Chikako Nakamura, Atsuko Oyama, Mitsuko Post, Gerard Senese, and H. Mae Sprouse  






The Japan Center at Stony Brook• Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-5343 • Phone: 631.632.9477• Fax: 631.632.4098 
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