Win 2 weeks of Japanese studies in Kyoto!

In 2016 and 2018, GenkiJACS was named the Star World Language School at the International Start Awards held in London. We were the first Japanese language school to ever win this award! It is the highest recognition the study travel industry has to bestow! Thanks to your continuous support and belief in us, this year we opened a brand new school in the beautiful city of Kyoto. To celebrate this, we are running a competition! You have a chance to win 2 weeks of study at our GenkiJACS Kyoto school on us!

Our students in Kyoto have to tell you something...COMPETITION!

What is GenkiJACS?

Genki Japanese and Culture School offers intensive communicative Japanese language courses for foreigners. Classes are very small, with a maximum of 9 students per class, and focused on the needs of Western students. We have schools in Fukuoka City in southern Japan, Tokyo and now Kyoto.

How do I enter?

There are two different ways for you to enter!

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Make a short video for GenkiJACS!

Write a quick snappy blog post

The Small Print:
Make a short 30 seconds to a one-minute video explaining why you are interested in studying with us in Kyoto. Be yourself, silly and creative, we want to see your personality shine through.
The Small Print:
Write a short blog post of 300 to 600 words, where you can tell us why you want to study with us in Kyoto. You don't have to be a good writer, all we want to see is your creativity and passion!

The Format

The Format

You will have to:
- Upload your video on Facebook, Instagram or Youtube (or all three)
- Follow us!
- Tag @Genki Japanese and Culture School and/or link your video in the comment of the following post: HERE
- Notify us about your submission by using our submission form (below).
You will have to:
- Write your blog on the platform of your choosing (Medium, Tumblr, Blogger…etc)
- No profanity please, we are a family friendly bunch of people
- Notify us about your submission by using our submission form (below).

The Choosing:

  1. The deadline for submissions is 20th August 2019, 12am (Japan Standard Time). Anything submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
  2. We will choose the 6 submissions we believe to be the best and deserve a chance to win. 3 Blog posts and 3 videos.
  3. We will then blindly choose the winners! 1st and 2nd places.
  4. We will contact the winners and make a public announcement.

The Prizes:

1st Place – 2 Weeks of study.

2nd Place – 50% off tuition and registration fees for up to 4 weeks.

All valid participants will receive a 10% discount applied to their tuition and registration fees. If your submission is deemed inappropriate, which will invalidate your participation, we will send you a notification.

IMPORTANT: The above can only be claimed at our Kyoto school. The prizes must be claimed within 1 calendar year, meaning that the course will have to start before 13th August 2020.


Competition rules

  1. By entering the competition, entrant agrees to be bound by the rules.
  2. The competition is organized by Genki Global, operators of Genki Japanese and Culture School (GenkiJACS).
  3. All standard course rules and restrictions, including student visa/other visa restrictions, apply to study won in either/both of these competitions.
  4. The contest is not affiliated with Google, YouTube or any other party in any way.
  5. No purchase is necessary to enter.
  6. All contest entries remain the property of the creator/competition entree. However, we reserve the right to use your content, full or partially, in our marketing without prior notice.
  7. The material must be published, and GenkiJACS has to be notified about it between 22nd July 2019, 9am (Japan Standard Time) and 20th August 2019, 9am (Japan Standard Time) to be considered eligible for consideration.
  8. Information provided by entrants for this competition will not be shared with any third party.
  9. Information may be used for future direct marketing purposes.
  10. This competition is open to anyone who meets the entry requirements listed above.
  11. Only one entry per person per competition is allowed. If it is discovered that an entrant entered multiple times, the entrant will be disqualified. In this case, we reserve the right to use the submissions as we see fit.
  12. If any of the information provided by the winner is found to be untrue, the prize will be considered forfeited. In this case, GenkiJACS is not required to furnish an alternative prize.
  13. GenkiJACS reserves the right to disqualify any entry if the content is found to be offensive, inappropriate or unsuitable, or for any other reason unusable, at the sole discretion of GenkiJACS.
  14. The prize is non-transferable, i.e. only the actual winner may claim it.
  15. The winner agrees to allow GenkiJACS to use their name, likeness, nationality, age and other details in marketing.
  16. The prize has no monetary value, and can not be exchanged for cash or other products.
  17. The prize will be awarded and accepted in Japan at our Kyoto school location only. The prize is not considered to be awarded until the winner accepts it.
  18. Accommodation, airfare and any other non-tuition expenses are not included in the prize. If requested, GenkiJACS will arrange accommodation at the winner’s expense. The winner must arrange their travel to and from Japan. All insurance, airport transfers, spending money and/or other expenses (including meals, personal expenses, course upgrades, etc.) are the sole responsibility of the prize winner.
  19. Prize winners will be chosen by GenkiJACS by 20th August 2019, 9am (Japan Standard Time) from all qualifying entries. In all matters, the decision shall be final, and no correspondence or discussion shall be entered into. The prize winner will be notified by email shortly thereafter and listed on the competition page (this page). Failure to claim the prize within 7 days after the announcement may result in disqualification, and/or selection of an alternate winner.
  20. We reserve the right to cancel or amend the competition or these rules at any time without prior notice. Any changes will be posted here.
  21. In the event of any dispute regarding the rules, conduct, results and all other matters relating to the competition, the decision of GenkiJACS shall be final, and no correspondence or discussion shall be entered into.

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About Us

Accredited and award-winning Japanese school in Tokyo, Kyoto and Fukuoka. Learn real-world, communicative Japanese in small, intimate classes. Kickstart the journey of a lifetime in Japan, or bring your existing skills to new levels.

Head Office

Hakataekihigashi 1-16-23,
Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi 812-0013,

+81 (0)92 472 0123
Skype: genkijacs

Tokyo School

Hanazono Bldg 3F, Shinjuku 5-17-6,
Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0022,

+81 (0)3 6457 3554
Skype: genkijacs

Kyoto School

Hayashi Bldg 2F, Shimizuchō (Kawaramachidōri), 454-1,
Shimogyō-ku, Kyōto-shi 600-8025,

+81 (0)75-353-0003
Skype: genkijacs