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Competition Results

Congratulations to the winners of 

「五・七・五 詩」5-7-5 Japanese Poem Writing Competition.

With the announcement of the results of this competition, the results of all the 14 competitions have been released. Winners should have been informed of their prizes by now.

All contestants (except the winners and those whose entries have been disqualified) shall also expect their e-certificate by mid-October 2023. Winners will get their hard-copy certificate by the end of October 2023.

Once again our heartiest congratulations! Hope to see more exciting and excellent entries next year.

The Organiser

Sept 22, 2023

(To view the winners and their winning entries, please click the '2023 Competitions' tab on the menu.)


Competition Results

Congratulations to the winners of 

KOBANASHI Japanese Comic Joking Telling Competition.

Sept 17, 2023


Competition Results

Congratulations to the winners of 

Japanese Greetings Postcard Cover Design Competition.

Sept 15, 2023


Competition Results

Congratulations to the winners of 

「地元の空」A 2-min Documentary Video Competition

Sept 11, 2023

JLfest 2023 has concluded

JLfest 2023 has been successfully ended on August 31, 2023, with the Nippon Quiz Bento Challenge Competition. We hope that you have enjoyed the 14 competitions, 11 workshops, 4 reading club sessions, and 4 online cafe sessions.


Over the next 2 weeks, we shall be announcing the results of the remaining several competitions after they have been tabulated and verified by the judges. If competition winners are not officially informed via email by Sept 10, 2023, please write to

We wish to take this opportunity to thank our partners, sponsors, volunteers, workshop instructors, and judges. Last but not least, our deepest appreciation to those who took part in the festival (not only from all over Malaysia but also from Japan, Indonesia, Thailand, The Philippines, the United Kingdom, France, and Switzerland) as well as their sensei.

We had a great time at JLfest 2023 and hope that you had fun too. We shall see you again at JLfest 2024!

Edward Lee

Sept 1, 2023

JLfest 2023
Events Schedule

11 workshops, 14 competitions, and 4 sessions of the JLfest Online Cafe and JLfest 読書会 each await you at JLfest 2023.

However, you are required to register for the festival and pay a one-time normal participation fee of RM15, before you can sign up for any of the events at the festival, except stated otherwise and subject to their respective rules and regulations.

Details of the events will be released from time to time. You may view the JLfest 2023 Event Schedule (revised July 29) here.

(July 29, 2023)

Memories of 2022

We received requests from teachers and students to allow them access to last year's competitions and workshops for their reference.

Here is the temporary link to them.

  1. Competitions 2022

  2. Workshops 2022

JLfest 2023

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