JAPANESE LANGUAGE SPEECH CONTEST 2018 DATES

For over 25 years, the Texas State Japanese Language Speech Contest has been inspiring Japanese language learners of all levels and ages to improve their Japanese by providing an opportunity to demonstrate oral language communication skills.  The contest also strives to bring together the Japanese and American communities to advocate for and to celebrate Japanese language learning, and to encourage students to further their understanding of Japan, its people, and its culture.

Regional contests are held in Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio.  First and second place winners from each region advance to the State Contest held in Houston. 

From the State Contest, the first and second place winners in the High School Aurora Division will go on to compete in the National Contest, which will be held in Los Angeles in May.  The winner of the National Contest will represent the United States in the international speech contest held in Japan.  To learn more about one Texas student's experience competing in the international competition, please click here

Details regarding contest divisions, format, and eligibility can be found in the SPEECH CONTEST HANDBOOK.  Please click here to review.

Contest dates are provided below:


2018 REGIONAL CONTESTS

FEB 10 (SAT):  Houston Regional Japanese Language Speech Contest

(registration open from JAN 8 - JAN 31, 2017)

 

FEB 11 (SUN): Austin Regional Japanese Language Speech Contest

FEB 10 (SAT): Dallas Regional Japanese Language Speech Contest

FEB 10 (SAT): San Antonio Regional Japanese Language Speech Contest

 

2018 STATE CONTEST

MAR 10 (SAT): Texas State Japanese Language Speech Contest

(registration open from FEB 19 - FEB 28, 2017)


Inquiries should be submitted to speech.contest@ho.mofa.go.jp.