• 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 2013

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      40th Nihongo Speech Contest (Saturday, 23 February)
      Students, Professionals and other Non-students

      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 2013 to be held on Saturday,  23  February at the Cinema 1 of SM City North EDSA, Quezon City. The speech contest, now in its 40thyear is one of the major events of the 8th 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 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, 16January 2013 forDavao/Mindanao applicants; and, Wednesday, 23 January 2013 for NCR / Luzon applicants.

      Pre-screening in Davao is scheduled on Friday, 25 January (1:00 p.m., Silver Room, Apo View Hotel, 150. J. Camus St., Davao City); and, at the JFM on Saturday,  2 February 2013.

      For details/clarifications on the contest, other cultural projects/grant programs and theNihongo Fiesta activities, please contact The Japan Foundation, Manila – 23/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 eventwill be held in Cebu City that will also serve as the regional pre-screening for the Final National Contest in Manila. The11thNihongo Speech Contest in Cebuwill be held on Saturday– January 26, 2013 (SM Conference Room AB, CebuCity); 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:  2013 Nihongo Speech Contest Guidelines and 2013 Speech Contest Application Form