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48th Japanese Language Speech Contest Finals

The 48th Australian Japanese Language Speech Contest Finals, to be held at The Japan Foundation, Sydney on Saturday, October 7, 2017, will showcase a wide range of brilliant speeches from four divisions:

  • High School Senior Division
  • Open Beginner Division
  • Open Division
  • Background Speaker Division

Winners from state and territory level contests and a high school senior division winner from New Zealand will be invited to Sydney to participate in the finals. To reach the Australian Finals, participants must demonstrate excellence in both language and public speaking.

Event Details

Date Saturday | October 7, 2017
Time 9:30am – 3:45pm
Venue The Japan Foundation, Sydney
Level 4, Central Park
28 Broadway, Chippendale NSW 2008
9:00am Reception Open
9:30am Opening Ceremony
Opening Address by Mr Takashi Yokoyama
Embassy of Japan in Australia
9:45am High School Senior Division
10:25am Break
10:45am Open Beginner Division
11:15am Background Speaker Division
11:45am Break
12:05pm Open Division
12:50pm Presentation by Mr Daniel Tukiri
(The 1st Prize winner of High School Senior Division in 2016)
1:00pm Lunch Break
2:00pm Award Ceremony
Followed by Closing Address by Mr Yoshihiro Wada
Director, The Japan Foundation, Sydney
2:25pm Photograph Session
Followed by Afternoon Tea
3:45pm Hall closes
1st Prize

Middle and right images: © Kyoto Tourism Council

Return air ticket to Japan courtesy of Japan Airlines

Kyoto Bullet Train Open Ticket Package & Kyoto Sightseeing One-day Pass courtesy of Central Japan Railway Company

One night accommodation of Twin Room in Tokyo or Kyoto courtesy of Prince Hotels & Resorts

2nd Prize Sport shoes valued at $260 and sports bag courtesy of ASICS
3rd Prize $150 voucher courtesy of Kinokuniya Bookstore of Australia
Special Prize (×4) $100 pre-paid Visa Card courtesy of Temple University Japan Campus
Special Prize (×1) Overnight accommodation for two in Australia or New Zealand courtesy of TFE Hotels, valued at $500


* Non-prize winning participants will receive a T-shirt courtesy of ASICS

Related Links

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