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April 05, 2004

Seiko Sponsors Song Translation Competition

Seiko Instruments is sponsoring a new English translation competition for high school students. Entrants must choose from five pop hits from the 1970s and 80s, including Blondie's "Call Me", "shake Your Booty" by KC and the Sunshine Band and Kharma Chameleon by Culture Club. There are two sections: the "Phrase Section", where entrants can translate a single phrase of up to about 40 words; and a "Freestyle Section", where they can translate a whole song, including the title. The competition is open to all high school students and the top prize winners will go on a one-week study tour to London, sponsored by Virgin Atlantic and the Ryugaku Journal. Other prizes include Seiko electronic dictionaries, Sony computers, DVDs and DVD players from Toshiba, and subscriptions to the Mainichi Weekly. There are also prizes for the schools with the most entrants. Winners will be announced in November.
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