News      |      Events

Japan Prize finalists chosen

The finalists of the 2104 Japan Prize international contest for educational media have been decided and the winners will be announced in Tokyo in October.

Fifty-five finalists have been chosen across nine categories of entries, with a further five entries being shortlisted for the TV Proposal division.

The Japan Prize was established in 1965 by Japan’s national public broadcaster NHK as an International Educational Program Contest with the aims of improving the quality of educational programs around the world and contributing to the development and fostering of international understanding and cooperation.

The winners will be announced at a special ceremony on October 21 at NHK Broadcasting Center in Tokyo, during the International Producers Conference for Educational Media, a global forum where the world’s top producers and experts to share their idea about the future of learning through media and its responsibilities.

Organisers say the highlights of this year’s conference include forums on the Role of the Media in Passing on War Experience to Younger Generations and Bringing Sesame Street to Every Corner of the World: How Localizing Brought Success in Globalizing the Series.

Delegates have until October 10 to register through the official website.