As part of the LovePulses Product Showcase, Japan's competition has finished it's application period. The total application attracted 1,078 general applicants, and 36 student applicants. The total number of applicants for the Japanese Cooking Contest is 1,114. 

All documents will be reviewed until mid August, with final participants competing in the demonstration tasting to take place at a cooking studio in Tokyo on September 1st. 

Winners will be announce October 1st. 

Lear more here.