Originally written for the Vol.7-No.1 edition (April 4, 2013) of the Toyama Hot News e-newsletter.
Are you a current college student in Oregon studying Japanese or know someone who is? There is still time to enter this year’s Toyama Cup Japanese Speech Contest! The application deadline is Friday, April 12.
Contest Date & Time: Sunday, April 21, 2013, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Two World Trade Center, Mezzanine Level, 121 SW Salmon Street, Portland
Eligibility: Any non-Japanese undergraduate student studying Japanese at a college (community colleges included) or university in the State of Oregon or southwest Washington.
Grand Prize: A trip to Toyama, Japan! Read about the 2012 winner’s visit.
Speech Length: 4 to 6 minutes
Level 1 – Any student who has studied Japanese at a college or university for less than 2 years and who has not lived or studied in Japan for more than 3 months in the last three years. (First year and second year language students)
Level 2 – Any student who has studied Japanese at a college or university for more than two years and/or who has lived or studied in Japan for more than 3 months in the last three years. (Third year and above)
Evaluation Criteria: Overall Japanese language ability, grammatical ability, speech content, presentation, and question & answer responses
For more information or to obtain an application form, please contact:
Dixie McKeel (dmckeel[at]jaso.org) or Erik Harebo (eharebo[at]jaso.org)
Japan-America Society of Oregon (JASO)