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「Moments in Japan ―私が出逢った“日本”―」フォトコンテスト

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Contest Winners

Thank you very much for participating in
the 「Moments in Japan ―私が出逢った“日本”―」Photo Contest.
Here are the winning photos
selected from among the numerous wonderful submissions.

About the Contest

The Nippon Communications Foundation is holding a photo contest in collaboration with Tokyo Camera Club under the theme of “Moments in Japan.”
Winners will receive wonderful prizes! Additionally, the winning photos will be announced on the Contest results page, which is scheduled to open in late April 2024.

You may use any camera or device to take your photos. We look forward to seeing your wonderful photos of Japan.

Regardless of the award status, all submissions and comments may be featured by the Nippon Communications Foundation’s Instagram account, the Nippon Communications Foundation’s multilingual website “” and social media, relative websites and media, Tokyo Camera Club, etc. Please note, that we may resize or crop submissions and comments when featuring. We will contact you when featuring your submissions.
*Private accounts and posts without the specified hashtags will not be eligible for the Contest.

Contest Period

February 5th, 2024(Mon)
through March 13th, 2024(Wed)
23:59 JST

*Submissions from the web form are accepted until March 13, 2024(Wed) 15:00 JST.
*Submissions via Instagram until March 13, 2024(Wed) 23:59 JST.

Theme, a web magazine focusing on Japanese culture and society, will hold a photo contest this year on Instagram for residents of Japan. We invite you to share your Japanese encounters with others in the world under the theme of "Moments in Japan."


Winners of the contest will receive Amazon gift cards and have their works featured in a special photo gallery on

Grand Prize
(1 person)

The photo chosen as best in all categories.

Prize: Amazon gift card worth ¥100,000

Category: Beautiful Moments
(2 persons)

Any photo conveying beauty in some form,
such as traditional crafts, pop culture, nature, or everyday scenery.

Prize: Amazon gift card worth ¥50,000

Category: Delicious Moments
(2 persons)

Photos showcasing Japan’s culinary delights,
whether sweets, “B gourmet” dishes, bentōs, fruit, sake
—any snapshot worthy of a bite, chomp, sip, or gulp.

Prize: Amazon gift card worth ¥50,000

Category: Moments of Truth
(2 persons)

Photos capturing a glimpse of Japan as it stands today
—the unique, the uncomfortable, the strange, the fascinating.

Prize: Amazon gift card worth ¥50,000 Prize
(7 persons)

Photos chosen by the staff of’s multilingual sites:
English, Chinese (both simplified and traditional characters), French, Spanish, Arabic, and Russian.

Prize: Amazon gift card worth ¥10,000

*Prizes are provided by the Tokyo Camera Club campaign office. Please do not send inquiries regarding the Contest to Amazon. For inquiries, please contact the Tokyo Camera Club campaign office.
*Amazon and its logo are trademarks of, Inc. or its affiliates.
*Please see below for Amazon Gift Card Terms and Conditions:
*The Amazon Gift Card will be an email gift card. The Amazon Gift Card will be sent to the email address registered by the participant upon becoming a candidate for an award.

How to Participate

The Contest accepts submissions via the Web form and Instagram.


For inquiries regarding the Contest, please contact the "Tokyo Camera Club Campaign Office" here.

*No inquiries will be accepted regarding submission evaluations and winners' selection.
*Please note that the Contest schedule is subject to change without prior notice.
*Response to inquiries may take around three business days (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.)