Sony Music Foundation will be hosting “THE 12th INTERNATIONAL OBOE COMPETITION OF JAPAN 2018 in Tokyo” in September and October next year. The Competition is being held triennially since 1985, and to date, the prize winners are very active and successful including having taken the position of the principal oboists of world famous orchestra. The first seven competitions were held in Tokyo. The venue was changed to Karuizawa, Nagano for the next four competitions, the 11th competition being the most recent. The 12th competition will be held in Tokyo for nine days from September 29 through October 7, 2018.