The Japan-America Society of Pennsylvania


Japanese Speech and Language Contest

  • Friday, March 07, 2014
  • 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.

2014 Themes:
Poster Session: Places I Want to Visit in Japan
Beginner Level: Self-Introduction
Intermediate - Advanced Plus: I want to tell you about the region in which I live

Japanese language teachers or students studying Japanese in high school should contact the JASP office at 412 433-5010 or email Katsuko Shellhammer at to learn more about the competition. The contest is held in conjunction with the University of Pittsburgh.

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