The 62nd International Speech Contest in Japanese

The Japan Foundation, in cooperation with International Education Center and Saga City, Saga Prefecture, hosted the 62nd International Speech Contest in Japanese on May 29, 2021.
12 participants from 10 countries were chosen out of 64 contestants from 21 countries/regions in the preliminary round to participate in the Contest.
The participants gave a speech about what they think and feel through their daily life in Japan and exchanges with Japanese people.
As the result of the contest, following awards were given to the participants who were highly evaluated by the judge.

The Speech videos can be watched on the website of the International Education Center.

Outline

Date Saturday, May 29, 2021
Starting time: 1:00 p.m.
Venue Saga City Culture Hall
Saga City, Saga Prefecture

Participants

1. Kra Koffi Gael Fabien

  • Cote d'Ivoire
  • Association staff member

Photo of Kra Koffi Gael Fabien

2. Ramilez Alanoca Carla

  • Bolivia
  • Japanese language school student

Photo of Ramilez Alanoca Carla

3. Sainbuyan Odbayar

  • Mongolia
  • Language school manager
  • Part-time lecturer

Photo of Sainbuyan Odbayar

4. Tyler Burton

Foreign Minister’s Award

  • United States of America
  • Coordinator for international relations

Photo of Tyler Burton

5. Kim Joseph

  • Korea
  • Office worker

Photo of Kim Joseph

6. Mabaleng Maria Brigette

Prefectural Governor Award

  • Republic of South Africa
  • Graduate student

Photo of Mabaleng Maria Brigette

7. Wang Chenxi

  • China
  • Graduate student

Photo of Wang Chenxi

8. Kris Hadian Permana

Organizer’s Special Award

  • Indonesia
  • University student

Photo of  Kris Hadian Permana

9. Zaidi Shan Zehra

Educational Minister’s Award

  • United States of America
  • Coordinator for international relations

Photo of Zaidi Shan Zehra

10. Cruse Daniel Patrick Weinmann

  • United States of America
  • Coordinator for international relations

Photo of Cruse Daniel Patrick Weinmann

11. Nurulhuda Binti Shafiee

  • Malaysia
  • Coordinator for international relations

Photo of Nurulhuda Binti Shafiee

12. Ndayizeye Samuel

Audience-Judge Award

  • Rwanda
  • University student

Photo of Ndayizeye Samuel

For the previous contests

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