19th Annual All-USA High School Japanese Speech Contest

On Sunday, June 4th, the 19th Annual All-USA High School Japanese Speech Contest was held online, sponsored by the Aurora Japanese Scholarship Fund. It was co-sponsored by the Japan Foundation, Los Angeles and the Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles. Consul Shoko Kida from the Consulate General of Japan, participated as a judge.
This contest provides opportunities for non-native speaking high school students studying Japanese in the United States to make presentations in the language and to inspire others to improve their proficiency in Japanese. The purpose of the contest is to enhance and deepen the general understanding of Japan and its culture.
Contestants are selected through careful screening from applicants recommended by the organizers of contests held throughout the US. Ten students from California, Alaska, Illinois, New York and other parts of the country participated, showing off the results of their diligent daily studies.
The contest can be viewed from the following link: