Differences between WWC2022 and WWC2024

* This article describes the differences between WWC2022 and WWC2024.
* This is not the final version – we will continue to update. Please check for future announcement here.
* For now please refer to other issues to the WWC2022 guidelines for any other issues.


  • Add “Contestants Gathering”.
  • Add “First Round for Hikifuki Category”. (You should prepare two pieces for Classical, two for Popular – a total of 4 pieces.)
  • “Senior Division of Recorded Accompaniment Category” will be moved to the last day.

Category, Divisions and Awards

  • “Allied Arts Category” is divided two divisions, such as “Solo division” and “Ensemble division” (2 or more performers). These divisions have First Place and Second prizes each.
  • “Ensemble division of Allied Arts Category” needs extra participant fee for number of performers.
  • If you entry “Ensemble division of Allied Arts Category”, you can NOT entry any other Solo division or category with the same entry form. If you want to entry other Solo division or category as well, you should use a new entry form.
  • “Adult division of the Recorded Accompaniment Category” has a First Place to 3rd place.

Entry for Recorded audition

  • Those who submitted the Entry for Recorded audition early will be given priority to select the order of appearance (first, first-middle, middle, second-middle, last) of the convention.
  • No Google Drive. Only YouTube is accepted. (Because there are many troubles. Dropbox is also possible only when YouTube cannot be used)
  • If the payment of the Recorded audition fee and participation fee cannot be confirmed by the deadline, it will be disqualified.

Judging Guidelines

  • Hikifuki’s accompaniment mistakes will be deducted more strictly than previous convention.
  • The difficulty of Hikifuki accompaniment is not so important.
  • We believe there will be no major differences on the guidelines. However Please check for future announcements about Judging Guidelines for minor changes.

The date and place for WWC2024

We are happy to announce the date for The 46th World Whistlers Convention in 2024 (WWC2024).

May 30th (Thu) to June 2nd (Sun), 2024
Scrum 21 Hall (850seats), Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa, Japan

Details will be uploaded on this website.

WWC Producer & Director
Ryosuke Takeuchi (Whistler)

Planning for WWC2024

We are planning for the next World Whistlers Convention in 2024 (WWC2024) as below.

The convention:

  • Date: TBD (spring to early summer or fall in 2024)
  • Place: TBD (around Tokyo, Japan)

We don’t have plans to make a major change for Categories and Judging Guidelines.
Once the date is decided, it will be posted on this website about 6 to 12 months before the convention.

Thank you for your understanding.

WWC2022 Result

Recorded Accompaniment Category – Adult Division

  • 1st Place – Yuji Kogure 小暮 裕司, Japan
  • 2nd Place – Yuki Takeda 武田 裕煕, Japan
  • 3rd Place – Masashi Ebihara 海老原 雅司, Japan
  • 4th Place – Masato Kawasaki 川崎 雅人, Japan
  • 5th Place – Toru Kusanagi 草薙 透, Japan

Hikifuki Category

  • 1st Place – Takumi Gima 儀間 太久実, Japan
  • 2nd Place – Yuki Takeda 武田 裕煕, Japan
  • 3rd Place – Akane Takahashi 高橋 茜, Japan

Recorded Accompaniment Category – Child Division

  • 1st Place – Teppei Kawamoto 川本 哲平, Japan
  • 2nd Place – Shungo Chiba 千葉 俊冴, Japan
  • 3rd Place – Yuito Ishino 石野 維人, Japan

Recorded Accompaniment Category – Teenage Division

  • 1st Place – Shin, Japan
  • 2nd Place – Joshua Yang, USA
  • 3rd Place – Masakaze Takamatsu 高松 正風, Japan

Recorded Accompaniment Category – Senior Division

  • 1st Place – Yoko Abe 阿部 洋子, Japan
  • 2nd Place – Seiichi Kuraki 倉木 成伊知, Japan
  • 3rd Place – Tadao Kono 河野 忠夫, Japan

Allied Arts Category

  • 1st Place – Takumi Gima 儀間 太久実, Japan
  • 2nd Place – Yuki Takeda 武田 裕煕, Japan
  • 3rd Place – EX-F, Japan

Special Award

  • Sachiko Ando 安藤 幸子 (Hikifuki)