Sing Your Way to Japan: Join the 2015 J-pop Anime Sing and Dance Contest!


MANILA – In celebration of the Philippines-Japan Friendship Month this July, the Embassy of Japan, in cooperation with The Japan Foundation, Manila and the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO), is inviting Filipino amateur singers and dancers of all ages to join the 2015 J-pop Anime Sing and Dance Contest. Exciting prizes await winners, including an all-expense paid trip to Japan courtesy of JNTO for the singing category contestants.

Interested participants may choose to join either the singing category or the dance category. Contestants for the singing category can form a group of maximum of five members or sing solo and for the dancing category, a group of five members. Contestants should select two Japanese songs (for the singing category)/one Japanese song (for the dancing category) originally performed by a Japanese artist for their entry and send a filled-out application form, a photo/group photo, a print-out of the song lyrics with the name of the original performing artist/s, a short write-up about the participant/participating group (50-100 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).

All entries must be submitted to the Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC) Library, Embassy of Japan, 2627 Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City 1300 on or before the extended deadline of Friday, June 26, 2015.

For more information about the 2015 J-pop Anime Sing and Dance Contest, please visit, send an E-mail to, or call 551-5710 locals 2311 or 2312. (Eagle News Service/Embassy of Japan)