How to create your own special video


1. Create your own rap based off of your experiences, feelings, and thoughts studying Japanese and communicating in Japanese. Anything is okay as long as it is about Japan, such as why you love Japan and Japanese, things you want to do in Japan, thoughts about Japan, etc.


2. JF’s official YouTube channel has the instrumental/backing-track versions.


Short version

Long version


Play the instrumental, put your original rap on top of it, and create a video.

There are both short and long versions of the backing track, so please try the long version if you feel confident with your skills!


3. Do not change the lyrics of this part: (きもちとどけよう~せかいをつくろう).


4. Post either on YouTube or TikTok with the hashtag #やさしい日本語ラップ


5. Please contact with the following information:

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(1) Name

(2) Country of residence/area

(3) The lyrics you have created

(4) Where you have uploaded your video (YouTube or TikTok)

(5) Account name and the link to your video (either YouTube or TikTok)


We will select three submissions for outstanding performances and seven submissions for best performances, and then use them to create the global mix version.


6. Students of the Yamawaki Keizo School of Global Japanese Studies Seminar at Meiji University will judge the submissions.


7. JF will contact those whose submissions are selected.


8. We will invite the three participants whose submissions are selected as “outstanding” to attend an online ceremony at which you will have an opportunity to speak in Japanese directly to the students.


9. The Global Mix version will be uploaded on JF’s YouTube channel.





The Japan Foundation (JF)

Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange Europe/Middle East/Africa Team

In charge of submissions of Japanese learners version of “Kind World” rap

Email Address:

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