The 29th Japanese Speech Contest for Foreign Residents: Call for Participants!

We are recruiting foreign residents to participate in the annual Japanese Speech Contest for Foreign Residents at Kawasaki International Center.

Application period: December 1st 2023 (Fri) to January 15th 2024 (Mon)
Date of the contest: February 10th 2024 (Sat) 13:00 to 15:30
Notice: If cancelled due to bad weather it will be rescheduled on Saturday, March 2nd . (In case of another bad weather on March 2nd , the contest will be cancelled this year.)

Venue: Kawasaki International Center hall
Notice: A gathering after the contest will not be held this year to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Entry qualification:
Applicants should be foreign residents aged 16 or over, whose native language is not Japanese, and have not lived in Japan for less than 5 years, falling into one of the categories as stated below:
1. Overseas students who are studying at high schools, universities and vocational colleges in Kawasaki city
2. Students who are taking Japanese language courses such as those given at civic center etc. in Kawasaki city
3. Those who are working or taking training at companies in Kawasaki city

Notice: For application form, you need a recommendation from your school principle for 1 and 2, from your work supervisor for 3
Form of the speech contest: 5 minutes per person
The winner will be given a gift certificate worth 30,000 yen!

For further information and application procedures, please contact Kawasaki International Center.
Tel. 044-435-7000

Why not enter this contest?