International Speech Contest in Japanese 外国人による日本語弁論大会


Are you passionate about Japanese language and culture? Do you have a talent for sharing your thoughts and experiences? Are you ready to make life-long friendships and memories with people from all over the world? 

The 60th International Speech Contest in Japanese will be held for the first time in the Tohoku region, in Hachinohe City this year! 

APPLICATIONS are open until APRIL 16TH, 2019

Applicant must be at least 15 years old by the day of speech contest. Transportation costs from within Japan will be covered by the organizers. 

The contest finals will be broadcasted nationwide on NHK Eテレ and on NHK World. 

<Event Organizers: International Education Center, Japan Foundation, City of Hachinohe>

The 60th International Speech Contest in Japanese

・日時:2019年6月1日(土) 午後1時開始
 June 1st (Sat), 2019 1:00 PM start
 Hachinohe City Public Hall
*入場無料 Free admission

Taking Applications for Speech Contest!

Application Period for Speech Contestants: Feb. 1st (Fri) – Apr. 16th (Tue)

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大会の様子はNHK Eテレで全国放映されるほか、海外向けのNHKワールドプレミアムでも放送されます。


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