JAPANESE LANGUAGE SPEECH CONTEST 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.

For contest dates, please see below:

 

REGIONAL CONTESTS

FEB 18:  Houston Regional Japanese Language Speech Contest

(registration open from JAN 9 - JAN 31, 2017)

 

TBA: Austin Regional Japanese Language Speech Contest

TBA: Dallas Regional Japanese Language Speech Contest

TBA: San Antonio Regional Japanese Language Speech Contest

 

STATE CONTEST

MAR 4: Texas State Japanese Language Speech Contest

(registration open from FEB 20 - FEB 26, 2017)

 

To review contest divisions, format, and eligibility, please review the contest HANDBOOK.

For more information, please contact speech.contest@ho.mofa.go.jp.


Support for the Houston Regional Japanese Language Speech Contest comes from:

  • Host Sponsor:  Center for International Studies at the University of St. Thomas
  • All Nippon Airways

Support for the Texas State Japanese Language Speech Contest comes from:

  • Host Sponsor:  Rice University Center for Languages & Intercultural Communication
  • All Nippon Airways
  • Japan Foundation
  • Mrs. LaVerl Daily
  • Japanese Teachers Association of Texas (JTAT)
  • Japan Business Association of Texas (JBAH)
  • Japanese Association of Greater Houston (JAGH)
  • JASH Shintech-Kangawa Fund
  • TEXOMA JET Alumni Association (TEXOMA JETAA)