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High School Japanese Speech Contest

  • Friday, March 12, 2021
  • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Virtual


  • For eligible high school students.

This year's competition for high school students from Western Pennsylvania and the tristate area studying Japanese language will be held virtually. 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! Please visit the contest page for more information.

2021 Themes:

Poster Session: Where I want to visit most in Japan
Beginner Level: Self-Introduction
Intermediate: Where I want to visit most in Japan
Advanced: Where I want to visit most in Japan
Advanced Plus: Where I want to visit most 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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