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Congratulations to Yuriko Kodama who took top vocal honors (Grand Prix Prize) at the 2011 Asakusa Jazz Contest. First, she was one of the 10 vocalists selected out of 103 contestants to perform at Tokyo's Asakusa Kokaido on 12 December 2011. She arrived in Tokyo the night prior to the contest and after spending an almost sleepless night, worrying about her voice and perfomance skills, she took the stage and wowed the judges with her performance of Cole Porter's "What Is This Thing Called Love". It seems like she had nothing to worry about after all. She mentioned in her blog that she has a lot more to learn and is looking forward to her next challenge. Go get 'em, Yuriko!

L-R: Yuka Yamazoe (Gold Prize), Yuriko Kodama (Grand Prix Prize), Chika Tanaka (Silver Prize)