JNTO Announces Winners for Video Contest about Japan from Foreigners' Perspectives

18 Mar, 2016, 02:00 ET from Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO)

TOKYO, March 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) conducted a "My Japan Story Video Challenge" contest from November 26 last year to January 30 this year. It received 5,218 entries and picked the winning five entries.

The video contest was judged based on the criteria of effectively using the media of video, along with their own travel experiences in Japan to showcase scenery and encounters with people throughout Japan that can be enjoyed by foreigners, who chronicle Japan's charm with their own unique perspectives and sensibility as they actually come to Japan.

Our judges chose the five prizewinning entries. The Grand Prize winner will receive a pair of round-trip tickets to Japan, and the other winners will receive crafts from various parts of Japan.

Please see the site below for all the submitted videos, including the winning entries.

My Japan Story Campaign site: http://myjapanstory.jnto.go.jp/

Contest Winners

Grand Prize Winner
Title: Study Abroad in Japan
Name: Emi LaFountain

Second Prize Winners
Title: Miyako
Name: Erez Sitzer

Title: J & N's Japan Adventure
Name: John Tindall

Title: Kyoto, follow me
Name: Marcin Nowak

Title: Japan by Rail
Name: Foo Suon Chuang

About Japan National Tourism Organization

The Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) is an Independent Administrative Institution of the government of Japan. Its publications and website assist in preparing travel itineraries within Japan, providing a wide range of travel information in English and other languages on transportation, accommodations, shopping and events.

Established: 1964
Purpose: To promote international exchanges through tourism
President: Ryoichi Matsuyama

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