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Winners Announced! “Japan in Me” ICC Online Writing Contest

We are happy to announce the winners of the writing contest!
We have also posted the writings, so please take a look.

Moreover, thank you for all the entries!

★1st Prize
CAPRIOLI, Nicole(Graduate School of International Culture and Communication Studies, 2nd Year)
From the balcony on the fourth floor

☆2nd Prize
KHITROVA, Yulia(Graduate School of Letters, Arts and Sciences 2nd Year)
Discover the Japan inside you (an Ibaraki Prefecture travelogue)

☆2nd Prize
YANG, Hang (Graduate School of Social Sciences 2nd Year)


(Below is the original announcement. Applications are now closed.)



Main Changes
・We will accept not only the English, but also Japanese submissions.
・Application period has been extended until 2/12 (Fri.) 9:00am! *We have updated the whole schedule.
・The writing guidelines are updated.

How about sharing the charms of Japan from the point of view of Japanese and international students? Want to share your inspiration with others?

This is a chance to get your first publication on the Waseda ICC website.
We will also have a luxurious prize to the winners.

Now the ICC is holding a competition in Japanese and English for Waseda students who love to write and share their experiences and impressions of Japan.
How about writing a non-fiction piece about a simple episode of history, traveling, living experiences, or even about the politics or the problems that young Japanese are facing?

What were the most necessary changes international students needed to make to integrate into the community? Feel free to include any stories like about local friends and others who helped you to adjust to life here in Japan and the different culture.

This event will be held online. Please feel free to apply through MyWaseda. Also please check the writing guidelines written below before you apply.

Moreover, the top prize for the ICC Writing Contest is a fabulously luxurious Waseda fountain pen. We are also excited to give out a set of charming Waseda pens and leather notebooks made in Italy for two runners up!
Don’t miss it! We are looking forward to your submissions!


Application Deadline: February 12th (Fri.), 9:00am
Winners Announcement: March 1st (Mon.)
Prizes Sent: From March 2nd (Tue.)
*Results will be announced on the ICC website
*Winning pieces will be published on ICC website, blog, SNS and other ICC channels.


Waseda Students


English: Limit of 700 words
Japanese: Limit of 1400 letters



Writing Guidelines

Click Here!


Please apply and submit via MyWaseda. Click here to apply!


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