Talent Competition

Presented by

Japan Expo Canada Inc.

Supported by

Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau

It is coming again, the largest Japanese Festival in Canada “Japan Festival CANADA 2017” on August 26th and 27th!! This year’s event includes Canada’s 150th year anniversary ceremony. Let’s celebrate this special day together!

Also as one of the main features of the event a “Canada – Tokyo Talent Competition” will be held. The event is open to all talented Canadians.

The winner will be awarded a round trip airline ticket to Japan, eligibility to perform at many Canada-Japan collaboration events, a Japan Debut, and much more.

We are looking for talented Canadians! It may be you! If you are confident in any category, be sure to send in an application!


Please make sure to check following before applying

  • Must consist of Japanese culturally-inspired: dancing, singing, playing of a musical instrument, or a monologging
  • Open to any individuals or groups
  • Open to all ages (Parental consent is required for participants under the age of 18.)

※If you have any questions or are not sure about your eligibility, please contact us at talent2017-general@japanfestivalcanada.com


Register and submit an online application and video

Please upload your performance video clip to Youtube and provide us with its URL to below application form for us to have an access.

After careful and fair consideration, we will select finalists. We will advise the ones selected as finalists and send further instruction at the later date.


Stay tuned for the new updates


Japan Festival CANADA 2017 performance stage


August 26th (Sat)  2017
It may change to August 27th (Sun) 2017

Final Judges/Panels


※Please note that all candidates are responsible for own transportation arrangement to the venue.


Please save the date on your calendar!

 July 31, 2017


Don't miss this great opportunity to showcase your talents!

A free round flight ticket to Japan

Chance to perform at Canada-Japan events

Chance to debut in Japan


We are looking forward to discovering talented Canadians!

Please choose to apply as an individual or as a group.

How many performers? (If it's a group performance.)

*If you are participating in a group, please submit only one representative's information.*

If the participant is a minor under the age of 19, you must include the parent / guardian information below.

Once your application form is successfully received, you will receive an auto reply in your registered email address. Please make sure to setup talent2017-general@japanfestivalcanada.com to be included in safe list. If you do not receive a confirmation after 1-2 hours, please check your Spam Folder. If you still do not receive a confirmation, please contact Japan Festival CANADA 2017 Committee using below address.

Japan Festival CANADA 2017 Committee

Talent Competition Coordinator