2017 English Reader Marathon Winners
1st Prize: Mio Nakamura & Kensaku Ueda - Over 430,000 words!
3rd Prize: Mayu Jimbo - About 250,000 words!
4th Prize: Wakako Ishihara - Over 235,000 words!
5th Prize: A Ken Tatto - Over 203,000 words!
6th Prize: Kana Nakao - Over 180,000 words!
7th Prize: Masakazu Takada - Over 146,000 words!
Honorable Mention: Aya Noumi, Katsunori Ishii, Ayaka Nishi, Chiho Sugishita, Takumi Masuko, Takeru Kyoushima, Mina Hongawara, Takaya Suzuki, Ikumi Asayama
2017 English Reader Marathon Freshman Winners
1st Prize: Shukou Asaki and Manami Nochi - Over 30,000 words
3rd Prize: Manami Higuchi – Over 25,000 words
Honorable Mention: Mika Takagi, Ryou Satake, Chikara Ogata, Sae Tsunoda, Chisato Morishita, Takumi Sudou, Masami Ando, Rin Ichikawa, Natsumi Nagasaka, Riku Tanaka, Yui Imamura, Ayane Ida, Kasumi Kikawa
2017 POP Contest Winners
GOLD MEDAL — Puss in Boots by Haruka Goto
SILVER MEDAL — Buying Some Gloves by Minako Furukawa
BRONZE MEDAL — Curious George Goes Camping by Manami Higuchi
Honorable Mention by Judges (Book Cafe members)
Stitch — Haya Rato
Uncle Elephant — Chisato Morishita
Strange Tales from Kwaidan — Chihiro Akimoto
Beauty and the Beast — Arisu Fujiki
Honorable Mention by book editor, Michiko Fukaya
Martin Luther King Jr. — Tomoka Yagihashi
The Great Gatsby — Tomoe Hirai
Chicken Licken — Nagisa Yasuda
Also, Honorable Mention by Shuhei Yamashita, newspaper reporter
Biggest Leaguer — Miho Kamagaya