The Japan Foundation, Manila (JFM) in pursuit of its objective of promoting cultural exchange through Japanese Language Education in the Philippines, announces the Nihongo Speech Contest 2012to be held on Saturday, 25February(10:00a.m at The Tents, 6/F Alphaland Southgate Mall, EDSA cor. 2258 Chino Roces Ave.”Pasong Tamo”, Makati City). The speech contest, now in its 39thyear is one of the major events of the 7th Nihongo Fiesta which will feature the Nihongo Quiz Bee, and a lot more activities on Japanese culture.
The Nihongo Speech Contest is an ideal platform for Filipino students and professionals to demonstrate their linguistic skills through articulating an original composition written by themselves on a theme of their choice. It continues to attract high caliber contestants from the country’s numerous language institutes, colleges/universities and other organizations offering Japanese language courses.
TheChampion and the Outstanding Performance Awardee will both take part in an all-expense-paid week-long study tour in Japan; all qualified contestants will receive consolation prizes.
The deadline forsubmission to the Japan Foundation, Manila (JFM) of the duly accomplished application form with a written copy and a recording of the speech (time limit – within 5 minutes) will be on Wednesday - January 18,2012forDavao/Mindanao applicants; and, Wednesday - January 25, 2012forNCR / Luzon applicants.
Pre-screening is scheduled on Friday – 27 January (1:00 p.m., Silver Room, Apo View Hotel , Bonifacio St., Davao City ); and, at the JFM on February 4(Saturday).
For details/clarifications on the contest, other cultural projects/grant programs and theNihongo Fiesta activities, please contact The Japan Foundation, Manila – 12/F Pacific Star Bldg., Makati Avenue, Makati City (telephone # 811-61-55 to 58 and fax # 811-61-53; e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org / website: www.jfmo.org.ph)
In consonance with the promotion of Japanese Language Education, a similar eventwill be held in Cebu City that will also serve as the regional pre-screening for the Final National Contest in Manila. The10thNihongo Speech Contest in Cebuwill be held on Saturday - January 28, 2012(SM Conference Room AB, Cebu City); for inquiries on the submission of entries and other details, please contact the Japanese Association Cebu, Inc., 5/F Clotilde Commercial Center, M.L. Quezon St., Casuntingan, Mandaue City; tel. # 032-343-8066 / fax # 032-343-7663).