Japan-Singapore Relations

September 18, 2015
The official logo for the 50th anniversary of Singapore-Japan diplomatic relations has been selected through the public competition conducted from 8 June 2015 to 10 July 2015 with 80 entries.  It will be used for the events related to the 50th anniversary of Singapore-Japan diplomatic relations in 2016.

The winning logo design

Design intent of the creator

The creator: Mr Kenny Khoo (Singaporean residing in Japan)
  • A lively font is used for ''50'' to express an image of constant progression for the diplomatic relations between the two countries.  In addition, the initials of the two countries ''S'' and ''J'' are used to create the ''SJ50'' catchphrase.
  • A symbol that best represents each country, ''Singapore = Merlion'' and ''Japan = Mount Fuji'', were added to the numbers.  The oval shape in the background emphasizes ''Exchange'' and ''Interaction'' between the two nations.
  • The common color in the two countries' national flags, red, is selected as the main color.  Together with the color gold that symbolizes ''Golden Jubilee'', this color combination provides an elegant image for the logo.

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