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High School Japanese Speech Contest

  • Friday, March 01, 2019
  • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  • William Pitt Union, University of Pittsburgh, Oakland, PA


  • For eligible high school students.

This day-long competition is designed for high school students from Western Pennsylvania and the tri-state area studying Japanese language. Japanese language students of all levels and students who are involved in Japan-related cultural activities, are able to compete against other area students in speech or poster activities. Non-language students are eligible to compete in the poster contest. Each year over 80 students participate.

Students who compete in speech levels are required to write and memorize a speech on the chosen topic for the contest. Winners receive prizes and trophies!

There will be lots of fun Japan-related activities for participating students and parents.

2019 Themes:

Poster Session: Food in Japan

Beginner Level: Self-Introduction

Intermediate - Advanced Plus: Food in Japan

Japanese language teachers or students studying Japanese in high school should contact the JASP office at 412-856-8608 or email Katsuko Shellhammer to learn more about the competition. The contest is held in partnership with the University of Pittsburgh.

Sponsorship opportunities are available - please contact Amy Boots for more information.

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