Result of the Fifth Japan-EU English Haiku Contest

August 13, 2014
Japanese

  1. 1. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and the European Union (EU) hosted the Fifth Japan-EU English Haiku Contest under the theme of "Wonderful Encounter" from May 7 to June 27, 2014.
     
    2. The total number of entries was 613: 296 entries from Japan and 317 entries from the EU member states.
     
    3. After careful selection, Ms. Mayu Sunamura and Mr. Robert Lommen have been chosen to be awarded Grand Prizes on the Japanese and EU sides respectively. As the prizes, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan will invite Mr. Robert Lommen and the Delegation of the European Union to Japan will invite Ms. Mayu Sunamura to Matsuyama City, which is considered to be the birthplace of modern Haiku in Japan.
     
    4. Five Honorable Mentions have also been selected in each side. Those who won honorable mentions will be offered commemorative gifts from Matsuyama City or the Delegation of the European Union to Japan.

* The foregoing is a provisional translation. The date indicated above denotes the date of issue of the original press release in Japanese.