Greetings from the Secretary General
Japan is experiencing a glorious season as the blooming of the cherry blossoms progresses to the north of the archipelago. As the seasons change, the Secretariat also moves ahead, now with the acceptance of entries for this year’s JAPAN PRIZE.

This occurs at a time when many countries are putting priority on their own interests in contrast to the globalism that marked last year’s excellent entries. There are situations arising in the U.S.A. and Europe and events developing in East Asia. What are the world’s people now facing and how will they cope with the fluctuations of this age? We wonder how these elements may be reflected in the content we receive as entries.

We look forward to receiving entries from around the world with great anticipation.

April, 2017