Malaysia's best and brightest young Japanese speakers had the opportunity to practise their language skills and win great prizes along the way in this year's edition of the annual contest. The Overall Champion, as well as the Top Winner of each category, were awarded with an all-expenses-paid study tour programme in Japan, courtesy of The Japan Foundation and the Education Guardianship Group.
|TOKYO PRIZE||Seperti Katak di Bawah Tempurung by Siri Sugaheni a/p Murugan, SMK (P) Methodist Klang|
|OSAKA PRIZE (3 winners)||Rain of Gold and Rain of Stone by Low Jing, Dalat International School Unite Makes Us Strong by Pang Tze Quan, SMK Puteri Titiwangsa If You Try, You May Succeed by Siti Nuraini Aziziyah bt Ramzi, SMK Putrajaya Presint 8 (1)|
|SAKURA PRIZE (2 winners)||A Little Bit Longer So the Hill by Maryam Jamila bt Haris, SMK Bandar Baru Salak Tinggi Everyone Has Their Own Destiny, Even Dogs by Teoh Huei Ming, Tsun Jin High School|
|JUDGE SPECIAL PRIZE (2 winners)||
The Proverb that Holds Me Up by Lim Yi Huai, SMK King Edward VII
Bouncing Heart by Nur Izzyanna by Mohd Saip, SMK (P) Temenggong Ibrahim