The 58th International Speech Contest in Japanese

The Japan Foundation, in cooperation with International Education Center and Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture, hosted the 58th International Speech Contest in Japanese on June 17, 2017.
12 participants from 11 countries/regions was chosen out of 87 contestants from 29 countries/regions in the preliminary round to participate in the Contest.
The participants made interesting speeches on what they thought and how they felt through their daily life in Japan and exchanges with Japanese people.

The recipients of respective awards are as follows.

Foreign Minister’s Award, Audience-Judge Award
Mr. FENG Rui
(China, Ryukyu University, University student)

Education Minister's Award
Ms. CHOW En Yi Eirene
(Malaysia, Middlebury University, University student)

Organizers' Special Award
Mr. OUK Sokhen
(Cambodia, Japan Student Services Organization, Tokyo Japanese Language Education Center, Research student)

The speech videos of the 12 participants can be watched on the website of the International Education Center.

Outline

Date Saturday, June 17, 2017
1:00 p.m.
Venue Nova Hall
Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture
Access

Participants

1. Mr. AKOLKAR Omkar Shyam

  • India
  • Chiba University
    University student

Photo of Mr. AKOLKAR Omkar Shyam

2. Ms. CHOW En Yi Eirene

Education Minister's Award

  • Malaysia
  • Middlebury University
    University student

Photo of Ms. CHOW En Yi Eirene

3. Ms. SHIRAFUJI Cinderella

  • Solomon Islands
  • Homemaker

Photo of Ms. SHIRAFUJI Cinderella

4. Ms. CHEN Ao

  • China
  • Funairi High School, Hiroshima
    High school student

Photo of Ms. CHEN Ao

5. Mr. DANG Viet Tan

  • Vietnam
  • SEKISHO CORPORATION
    Office worker

Photo of Mr. DANG Viet Tan

6. Ms. ENIKEEVA Kamilla

  • Uzbekistan
  • Tsukuba University
    Research student

Photo of Ms. ENIKEEVA Kamilla

7. Ms. SZYMANKIEWICZ Dominika

  • Poland
  • Chiba University
    University student

Photo of Ms. SZYMANKIEWICZ Dominika

8. Mr. FENG Rui

Foreign Minister's Award, Audience-Judge Award

  • China
  • Ryukyu University
    University student

Photo of Mr. FENG Rui

9. Mr. ALMEIDA MELO Andrey

  • Brazil
  • Chiba Institute of Science
    University student

Photo of Mr. ALMEIDA MELO Andrey

10. Ms. ALOWASHEEIR Azhar Salman

  • Saudi Arabia
  • Waseda University
    University student

Photo of Ms. ALOWASHEEIR Azhar Salman

11. Mr. OUK Sokhen

Organizers' Special Award

  • Cambodia
  • Japan Student Services Organization
    Tokyo Japanese Language Education Center
    Research student

Photo of Mr. OUK Sokhen

12. Mr. SEO Bong Ku

  • Korea
  • Osaka Ohtani University
    University student

Photo of Mr. SEO Bong Ku

For the previous contests

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