The 56th International Speech Contest in Japanese

The Japan Foundation, in cooperation with International Education Center and Higashiomi City, Shiga Prefecture, hosted the 56th International Speech Contest in Japanese on June 13, 2015.
12 participants from 11 countries/regions have been chosen out of 81 contestants from 26 countries/regions in the preliminary round to participate in the Contest.
The Participants made interesting speeches on what they think and how they feel through their daily life in Japan and exchanges with Japanese people.
The recipients of respective awards are as follows.

Foreign Minister’s Award
Ms. Janelle Joyce Sarmiento Cahilig
(Philippines, Yokohama Design College)

Education Minister’s Award
Mr. Andre Ramon Perez
(USA, Miyagi Prefectural Government, Coordinator of International Relations)

Organizers’ Special Award
Ms. Paula Ewa Olesik
(Poland, Hyogo University of Teacher Education)

Audience-Judge Award
Ms. Fatoumata Bintou Diop
(Senegal, Researcher)

The videos of speeches made by the 12 participants can be watched on the International Education Center’s website.

Participants

1. Ms. Fatoumata Bintou Diop

Audience-Judge Award

  • Senegal
  • Researcher

Photo of Ms. Fatoumata Bintou Diop

2. Mr. Alimansya

  • Indonesia
  • Tohoku University
  • Graduate student

Photo of Mr. Alimansya

3. Ms. Zeyu Lin

  • China
  • Chiba Municipal Inage Senior High School
  • High school student

Photo of Ms. Zeyu Lin

4. Ms. Agota Duro

  • Hungary
  • Hiroshima City University
  • Graduate student

Photo of Ms. Agota Duro

5. Ms. Zandarmaa Dashibileg

  • Mongolia
  • Toyo University
  • Graduate student

Photo of Ms. Zandarmaa Dashibileg

6. Ms. Yue Li

  • China
  • Doshisha University
  • University student

Photo of Ms. Yue Li

7. Mr. Andre Ramon Perez

Education Minister’s Award

  • USA
  • Miyagi Prefectural Government
  • Coordinator for International Relations

Photo of Mr. Andre Ramon Perez

8. Ms. Janelle Joyce Sarmiento Cahilig

Foreign Minister’s Award

  • Philippines
  • Yokohama Design College
  • Vocational school student

Photo of Ms. Janelle Joyce Sarmiento Cahilig

9. Ms. Mac Quy Hoa Do

  • Vietnam
  • University of Tsukuba
  • University student

Photo of Ms. Mac Quy Hoa Do

10. Mr. Guy Nebibanga Evina Bertin

  • Cameroon
  • Kochi National College of Technology
  • College student

Photo of Mr. Guy Nebibanga Evina Bertin

11. Ms. Paula Ewa Olesik

Organizers’ Special Award

  • Poland
  • Hyogo University of Teacher Education
  • University student

Photo of Ms. Paula Ewa Olesik

12. Ms. Merve Dag

  • Turkey
  • Nagoya University
  • University student

Photo of Ms. Merve Dag

For the previous contests:

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Japanese-Language Dept.
Planning and Coordination Section
Tel: +81-(0)3-5369-6066

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