This is still a long ways off but for those wanting to join, you only have up to April 20, 2009 to register for this competition.
J-Pop and Anime fans are invited to sing for July Friendship Month
The Embassy of Japan invites J-Pop and Anime fans to participate in the
J-Pop Anime Singing Competition, in celebration of the 2009
Philippines-Japan Friendship Month.
The Singing Competition is open to all Filipino amateur singing
groups composed of three to ten members. Application forms are
available at the Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC) Library,
Embassy of Japan , 2627 Roxas Boulevard , Pasay City or can be
downloaded at www.ph.emb-japan.go.jp.
A duly accomplished application form along with a CD or cassette tape
demo of the participant’s rendition of two (2) Japanese songs can be
hand-carried or mailed to the JICC Library. Registration starts on
February 9, 2009 and ends on April 20, 2009.
The ten (10) best groups who pass the screening process would be
invited to perform in the J-Pop Anime Singing Competition Grand Final,
scheduled to be held on July 25, 2009 at the Activity Center of Market!
Market!. The competing groups will perform one (1) Japanese song
popularized in anime or J-Pop. Embassy of Japan Certificates and
Japanese Language Scholarships from the Nihongo Center Foundation await
the top three winners.
The J-Pop and Anime Singing Competition is co-organized by the
Embassy of Japan and the Japan Foundation Manila in partnership with
HERO TV, TOEI Philippines, Inc., Max FM103.5, Ayala Malls Market!
Market! and Nihongo Center Foundation.
The J-Pop Anime Singing Competition aims to further promote
appreciation of the Japanese language and culture among Filipinos and
to strengthen the long-standing friendship between Japan and the