Cultural Exchange

September 2, 2022
  1. From August 5th to 7th, the 20th "World Cosplay Summit 2022 20th Anniversary" was held in Nagoya and live-streamed to all over the world.
    This year, the participants competed to win the first ever "STAGE DIVISION" and "VIDEO DIVISION" championships respectively.
  2. In the “World Cosplay Championship VIDEO DIVISION”, a team of two representative cosplayers from each of 27 countries and regions, including Japan, who have won the preliminary rounds, created the performance video dressed in costumes from Japanese anime, manga and video games. These videos were judged on the stage on 7th, and the Sweden team that won the Championship was awarded the Foreign Minister’s Prize by Ms. TSUDA Yoko, Director of the Cultural Affairs and Overseas Public Relations Division, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.
  3. Cosplay, a pop culture phenomenon that originated in Japan, expands the circle of interest to many people overseas, including young people, and helps vitalizing international exchange through Japanese anime, manga, and video games.
(Photo)The World Cosplay Summit 2022
"World Cosplay Summit"
The World Cosplay Summit began in 2003 and the Summit is now in its 20th year. The event aims at contributing to the “creation of international exchange through youth culture originated in Japan”, such as Japanese anime, manga and video games. Since 2009, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been co-hosting the event with Aichi Prefecture, Nagoya City, Aichi Television Broadcasting and others as members of the World Cosplay Summit Executive Committee, and has awarded the winning team with the Foreign Minister's Prize.

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