Participant Eligibility

Applicants must satisfy the following requirements:

  1. Contestant’s parents must not be native Japanese.

  2. Contestant’s first language or mother tongue must not be Japanese.

  3. Contestants must be Singaporean, Permanent Resident (PR), or student pass holders in Singapore.

  4. For Secondary, Junior College and Tertiary categories, contestants must not have resided in Japan for more than 12 months, and for Open category, contestants must not have resided in Japan for more than 24 months (excluding stay in Japan before primary school).

  5. Contestants who have previously won first prize in any category in this contest are not eligible to enter the contest in the same category again.

  6. Contestants under the age of 18 must obtain parental/guardian’s prior consent.