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Announcement of Prizewinners and Holding of Awards Ceremony for the WOW! Japan Campaign, which utilized Facebook ~3,265 participants from 87 countries and territories worldwide; 13,101 photographs submitted~

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Last Update : 2014/3/6

○ The Japan Tourism Agency utilized Facebook to hold the WOW! Japan Campaign from November 28, 2013 to January 31, 2014. 3,265 people participated, submitting 13,101 photographs. Furthermore, the campaign attracted around 400,000 fans on Facebook.
○ In this campaign, the Japan Tourism Agency asked foreign tourists to submit photos taken on their trips to Japan. It also asked Japanese citizens and foreign residents to submit articles about Japan’s appeal. As a result, it was possible to showcase a diverse range of Japan’s attractions to the world.
○ And now, along with inviting those participants who submitted outstanding photos to Japan to present them with their prizes, the prizewinners will also be treated to a unique experience that can only be enjoyed in Japan, helping to further promote Japan’s attractions. ※ Refer to Attachment 1 for the prize-winning photos.

○ Specifically, after taking part in the awards ceremony a total of five individuals who were awarded the Grand Prize and Runners-Up Prizes are scheduled to be treated to a fireworks viewing on a houseboat as part of a special event.
【Name】WOW! Japan Campaign Awards Ceremony and Special Event
【Date / Time】4:30 - 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 18, 2014
※ Will be postponed to Wednesday, March 19 in the event of bad weather
・WOW! Japan Campaign Grand Prize / Runners-Up Prize Awards Ceremony
・Fireworks viewing on a houseboat
【Place】Kizantei Hotel (1-3-10 Kuma, Hita City, Oita Prefecture)
【Meet at】4:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 18, 2014
【Applying to cover event for media】
・We ask that individuals who wish to cover the awards ceremony and the houseboat fireworks viewing for media purposes please fill in Attachment 2 (the Media Coverage Application Form) and contact the Public Relations Affairs Bureau by Wednesday, March 12
※If a large number of media coverage applications are received, adjustments may be made to the number of media personnel permitted onboard the houseboat.
※If the weather remains bad even if the event is postponed until Wednesday, March 19, it will be held based on an amended program.
All the submitted photos, including the prizewinning photos, can be viewed at the website below.

・Campaign website 
https://www.visitjapan.jp/photocontest/2013/
Inquiries Regarding This Page
【Inquiries】
Persons in charge: Fujimoto, Matsuura, Sakai: Attached to the Inbound Tourism Branding
And Promotion Division, Japan Tourism Agency
TEL:03-5253-8111(Main)(Extensions:27507・27139)03-5253-8922(Direct)
FAX:03-5253-1563

【Where to apply to cover the event for media】
WOW! Japan Campaign Awards Ceremony Public Relations Affairs Bureau
(within Dentsu PR)
【Inquiries regarding coverage】

<In charge of newspaper / magazine / website coverage >
Sachiko Omori
TEL 03-5565-2718
(On the day of the event)Mobile 080-8851-0826
FAX 03-3542-5649
E-mail sachiko.omori@dentsu-pr.co.jp

<In charge of television coverage>
Yuichiro Hagiwara
TEL 03-5565-6059
(On the day of the event)Mobile 090-1467-6773
FAX 03-3542-5649
E-mail yuichiro.hagiwara@dentsu-pr.co.jp