A Filipino woman won the gold prize, while a Filipino man and a Canadian woman took home the silver prizes in a soy sauce cooking contest, in which non-Japanese presented 75 dishes made with soy sauce, at a Tokyo hotel on Sept. 30, one day before Soy Sauce Day.

The contest is among the events organized by the Japan Soy Sauce Association to commemorate Soy Sauce Day. Oct. 1 was chosen as an old kanji character for October shares common components with the character for soy sauce.

Clair Ocampo, a Filipino woman living in Saitama Prefecture, won the top prize for her dish, "Pork back ribs adobo and banana with burned brown sugar," in the eighth Soy Sauce Recipe & Story Contest.