It has been decided that Japan International Cultural Exchange Foundation (JICEF) will host “The 16th International Students’ Music Contest” January 2018. Accordingly, JICEF will call participants of foreign students or trainees studying in Japan for this contest from one of the following categories: Singing, Playing Instruments or Dancing.
Applicants after passed an audition will perform at the contest. This contest was held for the first time in 1980, since then, it has been taking place between two to four years and will be the 15th this time. We believe that this Foreign Students’ Music Contest will make Japanese people increase in interest in foreign students in Japan and deepen mutual understanding between Japanese and foreign students. Also, we hope this contest will help promotion of international cultural exchange.
Such many excellent foreign students have participated in this contest every time, and their performances received a favorable review and notice from wide fields, what’s more, this music contest produced professional musicians every time.
However, since our main purpose is international cultural exchange, any participants are welcomed no matter who are not like professional levels.