MSAJ Essay Competition 2012


Essay Topic

  1.    Nationalism
  2.    30 Years of Look East Policy
  3.    Globalism

※ The essay must include one or more of the theme stated above


  • 1st Place : 30000yen
  • 2nd Place : 20000yen
  • 3rd Place : 10000yen
  • Certificates of participation


Embassy of Malaysia in Japan


Any Malaysian students who are currently studying in Japan, regardless of age


English / Malay (Shall not exceed 2500 words).
Each essay MUST BE accompanied by an essay summary of no more than 400 words.

Font and Paragraph

Arial ( size : 12 )*
Line spacing : 1.5*
※Please make the essay easy to be read


October 1, 2012 at 00:00 (JST)

Terms of Reference

All submissions must be original. No previously published materials will be accepted. All rights to the winning essays shall be the exclusive property of MSAJ.


Essays must be submitted in the specified format sheet downloaded from our website. Unless both essay title and summary are presented, such application shall be deemed incomplete and will NOT be evaluated. Please fill out the entry form and submit your essay by e-mail to


Winners will be announced at MSAJ website. ( Date will be announce later )
The winners will be invited to the 30th LEP Celebration Gala Dinner for prize giving ceremony.

Frequently Asked Question

Please look at the FAQ section.


MSAJ Kanto Division, Bureau of Academic and Career
Tel : 090-3935-0647
E-mail :

Related Links:

Entry Form
Format Sheet
Inquiry Form



Essay Related Questions

Q1. About the essay

The essay shall be type-written on the essay format which can be downloaded from the MSAJ website. Please fill in the information needed and send the essay by e-mail to

Q2. About the word limit

The number of words in the essay shall not exceed 2500 words.
*Bibliography will not be counted in this word limit.

Essay Entry Related Questions

Q1. Replacement of the essay

Once the essay has been submitted, it shall not be retrieved. If you wish to replace your essay, please let us know the cancellation of the previously submitted essay through the question form and resubmit the new one.

Q2. Copyright of the essay

All rights to the winning essay shall be the exclusive property of MSAJ. There are possibilities of publishing the essay on our website or other related pages.

Q3. About the deadline

The deadline date and time are October 1, 2012, at 24:00 (JST). The entry system closed down at the date and time stated. Any essay sent after the time and date stated will not be entertained. It is recommended to apply earlier to avoid technical difficulty accessing the page. So please be aware of the deadline.

Q4. Announcement of the winners

The winners will be announced on the website on the date that will be announced later. They will also be personally notified by e-mail or telephone. All questions regarding the judgement or the result will not be entertained. 

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