A Call for Contestants/9th Annual Japanese Speech Contest for Foreigners
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 29th 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 18, 2018 (Sun.) 13:30 ~ 16:00
Place: Old Prefectural Assembly Building (1-1 Takimachi, Yamaguchi City)
Requirements: Must be 15 years of age or older, be a foreign resident living, working, or studying in Yamaguchi Prefecture, and not have lived in Japan for more than 5 years
Theme: Topic of Your Choice (foreign residents in Yamaguchi Prefecture are free to write about their thoughts in daily life, findings or other topics relating to Japan or Yamaguchi, the deepening of mutual understanding with residents in the prefecture, etc.)
Time Limit: Less than six minutes, use of manuscript paper optional
Rubric: Content- 60 points, Expressions- 40 points, out of a possible 100 points
First Place: Certificate, Plaque and 30,000 yen
Second Place: Certificate, Plaque and 20,000 yen
Soroptimist International of Yamaguchi: Certificate, Plaque and 5,000 yen
Honorable Mention: Certificate and 5,000 yen
All Participants: Speech Contest Memento
Application: Send in a written copy of the speech, around 1000 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: September 27, 2018 (Thu.)
The Yamaguchi Prefectural Chapter of the United Nations Association of Japan will select 10 contestants from the applicants. The results will be sent to all applicants on October 12, 2018 (Fri.). Travel expenses can be compensated.
1-1 Takimachi, Yamaguchi City
Yamaguchi Prefectural Chapter of the United Nations Association of Japan Office
(International Division of Yamaguchi Pref Govt Office)
Attn: Ms. Yamano, Ms. Takamiya
Tel: 083-933-2340 Fax: 083-933-2358 Email: email@example.com
Contact Information in Japanese:
日本国際連合協会山口県本部事務局（山口県国際課内） 担当 山野・高宮