The Japan Foundation, in cooperation with International Education Center and Matsue City, Shimane Prefecture, hosted The Fifty-Fifth International Speech Contest in Japanese on May 24, 2014. (The outline is described below.)
12 winners from 10 countries/regions have been chosen out of 97 applicants from 22 countries/regions in the preliminary round to participate in the Contest.
Participants made interesting speeches on what they think and how they feel through their daily life in Japan and exchanges with Japanese people.
Recipients of respective awards are as follows:
Foreign Minister’s Award
Mr. He Xiaoen
(China, University student, Shimane University)
Education Minister's Award
Mr. Jung Sangjin
(Korea, Vocational school student, International School of Business)
Special Award by Three Sponsors
Mr. Colin Bruce Wilson
(USA, Office worker, The IR Corporation (IRC))
Ms. Canbeiro Laura Thao
(France, University student, University of the Ryukyus)
You can watch the videos of speeches by the 12 participants on the website of International Education Center .
|Date||Saturday, May 24, 2014
Starting time: 1:00 p.m.
|Venue||Plover Hall, Matsue City general culture center (in Japanese), Matsue City, Shimane Prefecture|
1.Ms. Yona Nancy
2.Mr. Salatkiewicz Michal Mateusz
3.Ms. Xia Tian
4.Ms. Stancu Andreea-Mihaela
5.Mr. Colin Bruce Wilson
6.Mr. Ouk Sokhen
7.Ms. K C Sita
8.Mr. He Xiaoen
9.Ms. Canbeiro Laura Thao
10.Mr. Jung Sangjin
11.Ms. Andassova Maral
12.Mr. Wang Tong
For the previous contests:
Planning and Coordination Section