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Share Your WOW! Japan Photo Contest


"Share Your WOW!" is a photo contest which is part of a global campaign by Japan Tourism Agency to help promote recovery from the earthquake and tsunami disaster. The contest runs from September 1, 2012 – February 15, 2013 with the awards ceremony to be held March 15, 2013.


Prizes offer experiences like being Lord of Tsuruga Castle for a day, enjoying all-you-can-eat-sushi at a Michelin two-star restaurant and taking a tour of Kamakura with Miss Japan.

Just register on the campaign website and upload your favorite photos of Japan. As one of the special gifts for entering, 10,000 participants will receive a free 1-week Wi-Fi pass. Photos will be evaluated by a WOW! button on the campaign website, which is available in several languages and connects to Facebook and Sina Weibo. Award recipients will receive one of 3 prizes: the WOW! Prize (one winner), Theme Prizes (six winners) which includes themes like Happy, Delicious, Funny, etc.; and Tohoku/North Kanto Regional Prize (nine winners).

Tourists, foreign students currently living in Japan and foreign residents are all eligible to participate. All eligible photos must have been taken in Japan (past photos that meet this requirement will be accepted).

For details on eligibility and entering, please visit here.

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