Japanese Karaoke Competition in Kathmandu


The 13th Japanese Language Karaoke Competition wrapped up in Kathmandu through an online forum and even the difficulty of COVID-19 pandemic, 11 participants competed to the competition. The results of competition were published online through Facebook and YouTube channels on 26th December. The competition was held online due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, however the contestants competed by their great voices by singing their preferred Japanese songs passionately. At the contest, Ms. Ramita Shahi from the Japanese Language & Education and Culture Centre (JLECC) sang a song called “Taisetsunaanata” by Matsuda Seiko, and won the best award. The competition is available by JALTAN Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/jaltan.org) and Embassy Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/JPNinNepal/).

The competition was jointly organized by the Embassy of Japan and the Japanese Language Teachers’ Association, Nepal (JALTAN). The annual Japanese language Karaoke competition is aimed to introduce Japanese culture and language to Nepali people and attracts large numbers of Japanese language students every year. This competition was jointly supported by the Japanese Association in Nepal, the Japanese Universities Alumni Association, Nepal (JUAAN), Japan Foundation and the JICA Alumni Association of Nepal (JAAN).