skip to Main Content

51st Japanese Language Speech Contest Finals

The contest was held online this year in early October. To watch the uploaded live-streamed video, please join our private Facebook group!

The video will be accessible to watch for one month, until 1 pm (AEST) on November 2, 2021 (Tuesday) 

The 51st Australian Japanese Language Speech Contest Finals was held at The Japan Foundation, Sydney, on October 2, 2021, which showcased a wide range of brilliant speeches from two divisions:

  • High School Senior Division
  • Open Division

The winners from state and territory level contests in these two divisions and a high school senior division winner from New Zealand participated in the live stream. The participants have demonstrated excellent language and public speaking throughout the Australian Finals, which is worth watching. 

2021 Program
2021 Speech Summaries (English)
2021 Contest Guidelines

2021 High School Senior Division

Prize Name Speech Title
1st Fiona Kim
(Mac. Robertson Girls High School, VIC)
Opportunity Cost
2nd Chelsea Tan
(Leeming Senior High School, WA)
Living Through Corona
3rd Zihui Lin
(Strathfield Girls High School, NSW)
The Sense of Humour

2021 Open Divison

Prize Name Speech Title
1st Monika Agarwal
(The University of New South Wales, NSW)
Message from an Older Sister to an Older Brother
2nd Tian He
(Monash University, VIC)
Decadence: A Nihilistic critique of culture
3rd Daniel Lim
What is Leadership?

2021 Special Prize

Adina Apartment Hotels

Name Speech Title
Max Hollis (Darwin High School, NT) 自信をつけて自分のことを探そう
Building confidence and finding yourself

2021 Gallery

2021 Event Details

Date Saturday | October 2, 2021
Time 1:00pm – 2:50pm (AEST)
Venue Live streaming via Facebook (Please join the group in advance)
1:00pm Opening Ceremony
Opening Address by Mr Yasuhito Sakurai
Embassy of Japan in Australia
High School Senior Division
Short Break
Open Division
2:05pm Break
2:15pm Award Ceremony
Followed by Closing Address by Mr Keiji Shono
Director, The Japan Foundation, Sydney
1st Prize

Middle and right images: © Kyoto Tourism Council

Return air ticket to Japan courtesy of Japan Airlines

7-day Japan Rail Pass courtesy of Central Japan Railway Company

$200 Travel Voucher courtesy of JTB Australia 

2nd Prize $200 prepaid Gift Card courtesy of Temple University Japan Campus

$200 prepaid Gift Card courtesy of Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

$200 voucher courtesy of Kinokuniya Bookstore of Australia 

3rd Prize $200 voucher courtesy of Kinokuniya Bookstore of Australia
Special Prize $500 hotel voucher courtesy of Adina Apartment Hotels

2019 Media Coverage

News coverage of this contest in the media (in Japanese):

Related Links

(02) 8239 0055

Co-organised with


Supported by

Back To Top