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21 November 2000
ENTRIES INVITED FOR 17TH EISAKU SATO ESSAY CONTEST
The Eisaku Sato Memorial Prize Essay Contest 2000 is open to international participation by anyone who has an interest in the United Nations University and in the selected topic, regardless of age, nationality or profession. Essays may be in either English (3,000 to 6,000 words) or Japanese (8,000 to 16,000 characters). English essays should be typed on A4-size paper and include an abstract of up to 450 words. Japanese essays should be accompanied by an abstract of up to 1,200 characters. All entries must include a cover sheet listing the contributor's name, affiliation, age, gender, nationality, address, and telephone and/or fax numbers.
The deadline for entry is 31 January 2001. Essays should be submitted to:
The Eisaku Sato Memorial Foundation for Cooperation
The best essay will receive a grand prize of JY500,000. Two second prizes of JY200,000 each and several honorable mentions of JY50,000 each will also be awarded to selected essay contributions. The winners will be notified in June 2001, and will receive their prizes later that month at a ceremony to be held at the United Nations University Centre.
The Eisaku Sato Memorial Foundation for Cooperation with the United Nations University was established by the late Mr. Eisaku Sato, former Prime Minister of Japan, with the monetary award he received with his 1974 Nobel Peace Prize. The Foundation, which devotes its activities to providing support for the development of the United Nations University, has been holding this essay contest annually since 1983.
The Eisaku Sato Memorial Prize Essay Contest 2000 is supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Ministry of Education; Nihon Keizai Shimbun; and United Nations University.
For further information, please contact the Foundation or:
Tel. (03) 5467-1243, -1246 . Fax (03) 3406-7346