July 15, 2023: The winners of the first edition of the competition are:
The winners of the first three places received Japanese literature books as well as guaranteed seats in the Japanese language and literature program at West University of Timișoara, where they are now freshmen (first-year students).
The competition judges were:
Assoc. Prof. Dr. George T. Sipos
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eliza Filimon
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sorin Ciutacu