The Japan-America Society of Pennsylvania


High School Japanese Speech Contest & Middle School Art Contest

  • Friday, March 11, 2022
  • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Online


  • For eligible high school students.

This competition is designed for high school students from Western Pennsylvania and the tristate 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! Please visit the contest page for more information.

The Middle School Japan in Art Contest theme will be announced in 2022.

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

2022 Themes:

Poster Session:  My Deepest Interest about Japan
Beginner Level: Self-Introduction
Intermediate: My Deepest Interest about Japan
Advanced: My Deepest Interest about Japan
Advanced Plus:  My Deepest Interest about 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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The Japan-America Society of Pennsylvania is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

 PHONE: 412-856-8608


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