The 2013 J-pop Anime Singing Contest and Cosplay Mini-Contest participants with NHK J-Melo co-host and singer, Joe Inoue. (Photo provided by The Embassy of Japan)

Embassy of Japan opens contest to amateur singers and dancers for the 2014 Competition.

The Embassy of Japan has announced that it has opened its doors for Filipino amateur singers and — now — dancers, to participate in the 2014 J-Pop Anime Sing and Dance contest.

The contest is one of the highlights of the Japan-Philippines Friendship Month celebrations which are held every July. The contest aims to promote cultural exchange and friendship through music.


Interested participants for the song category must be either performing solo or as a group with a maximum of four members. They can sing with either a musical instrument, a capella, or use a soundtrack from an original CD.

The dance category also requires its group contestants (a maximum of five in a group)  to use soundtracks from original CD’s as well.

For those interested, a duly-accomplished application form (which is available on the Japan International Culture Center [JICC] or on their official website, alongside the contest rules), an individual or group photo, a short bio about the performers, detailed information regarding the music piece chosen and a demo CD containing two Japanese songs (for the singing category) or a recorded video performance (for the dance category) must be submitted.


Entries must be accomplished on or before May 23, 2014 (Friday) and submitted personally or via courier at the JICC, Japan Embassy, 2627 Roxas Boulevard (near the Department of Foreign Affairs), Pasay City.

Chosen entries will perform in the finals of the J-Pop Anime Sing and Dance Contest to be held at a to-be-announced SM Supermall this coming July.

Last year, the finals of the contest invited noted J-pop performer and NHK’s J-Melo host Joe Inoue.


For more information, you may visit or email [email protected] or call (02) 551-5710 local 2311 or 2312