The 2012 Asia Pacific Regional Awards Ceremony was held in Hanoi, Vietnam, on December 18.
The awards ceremony that followed was attended by about 30 representatives from KWN winning schools in India, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, as well as a total of some 70 participants, including those from Vietnam's Ministry of Education and the Japanese Embassy in Vietnam. The entry from New Zealand was selected for the first place award.
After the awards ceremony, a tour of RiSuPia Vietnam facilities was given and a visit was made to a KWN participating school in Hanoi. A reception called a "cultural exchange festival," provided everyone with a chance to experience various traditional performances and other cultural activities.