25th Annual Japanese Speech Contest for Foreigners
A Call for Contestants
In order to better understand how Japan (Yamaguchi) is seen from the perspective
of a non-native and to help spread information about various countries
to the people of Yamaguchi, the Yamaguchi Prefectural Chapter of the United
Nations Association of Japan is hosting the 25th Annual Japanese Speech
Contest for Foreigners. In addition, this speech contest will help in the
development of those who wish to work to spread internationalization and
international cooperation, to create a sense of mutual understanding between
the people of the prefecture and residents from abroad and to serve as
a ground for international exchange.
Contestants will draw from their time in Japan, sharing their experiences,
thoughts and opinions in a Japanese speech.
We look forward to your applications!
Date and Time: November 16, 2014 (Sun) 13:30 to 16:00
Prefectural Assembly Building (1-1, Takimachi,
Requirements: Must be 15 years of age or older, be a foreign
resident in Yamaguchi Prefecture, and not have lived in Japan for more
than 5 years
Theme: "Arriving in Japan: My Impressions and Opinions" (sub-topics
may be chosen freely)
Time Limit: Less than six minutes, use of manuscript paper
optional (but subject to markdown)
Rubric: Content- 60 points, Expressions- 40 points, out of a
possible 100 points
First Place: Certificate, Plaque and 30,000Yen
Second Place: Certificate, Plaque and 20,000 Yen
Honorable Mention: (number of recipients to be decided later)
certificate and 5,000Yen
All Participants: Speech Contest Memento
Application: Send in a written copy of the Japanese speech,
around 1,000 characters, and include titles of any sub-topics, address,
name, age, citizenship, job (school name and year), and phone number by
fax or by email.
Deadline: October 16, 2014 (Thur.)
Contestants: The Yamaguchi Prefectural Chapter of the United Nations Association of Japan will select 10 contestants from applicants. The results will be sent to all applicants by October 24, 2014 (Fri.). Travel expenses can be compensated.
1-1, Takimachi, Yamaguchi City 753-8501
Yamaguchi Prefectural Chapter of the United Nations Association of
Attn: Mizobe, Kubo
Tel: 083-933-2347 Fax: 083-933-2358