Presently, recipients of the Award of Excellence, the highest award, receive ¥500,000 (P220,000); Award of Brilliance, second prize, ¥200,000 (P89,000); and Award of Effort, honorable mention, ¥50,000 (P22,000).
The contest is organized by the Eisaku Sato Memorial Foundation for Cooperation, in partnership with the United Nations University (UNU).
The theme of the 2015 contest is: “Describe the current relationship between the USA and China with reference to their respective responsibilities and roles in international society.
Discuss how the United Nations could work with these two superpowers in order to tackle global issues more effectively.” Essays may be written in either English (3,000–6,000 words) or Japanese (8,000–16,000 characters).
All essays should be typed on A4-size paper and include an abstract of up to 450 words (English) or 1,200 characters (Japanese).
Submissions must be original and unpublished papers, and must include reference notes and a bibliography if other authors’ works are cited.
Entries Invited for 2012 Eisaku Sato Essay Contest Occasion: 29th Eisaku Sato Essay Contest Deadline: 31 March 2013 Organizer: Eisaku Sato Memorial Foundation for Cooperation with the United Nations University “Many people expect the United Nations to play a major role in world peace and in protecting the safety and welfare of the people worldwide.
Express your views on whether the United Nations is sufficiently responding to the expectations, and if ‘no’, discuss the causes and constraints for this failure; if ‘yes’, discuss some recent success cases.” This international contest is open to anyone who has an interest in both the United Nations University and the designated topic.
Sandunika Hasangani (second-year student of the Graduate School of Global Studies, International Cooperation Studies major) received the Award of Excellence in the 31st Eisaku Sato Essay Contest.
The theme of the essay was “Describe the current relationship between the USA and China with reference to their respective responsibilities and roles in international society.