• 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.

    • Nihongo Fiesta 2012
      39th Nihongo Speech Contest (Saturday, 25 February)
      Students, Professionals and other Non-students

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      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 2012 to be held on Saturday, 25 February (tentatively at 10:30 a.m and the venue to be announced at a later date). The speech contest, now in its 39th year 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.

      The Champion 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 for submission 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, 2012 for Davao/Mindanao applicants; and, Wednesday - January 25, 2012 for NCR / Luzon applicants.

      Pre-screening in Davao (venue to be announced at a later date) is scheduled on January 27 (Friday); and, at the JFM on February 4 (Saturday).

      For details/clarifications on the contest, other cultural projects/grant programs and the Nihongo 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:email@jfmo.org.ph / website: www.jfmo.org.ph)

      In consonance with the promotion of Japanese Language Education, a similar event will be held in Cebu City that will also serve as the regional pre-screening for the Final National Contest in Manila. The 10th Nihongo Speech Contest in Cebu will 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).

      Download 2012Nihongo Speech Contest Guidelines and Application Form