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THE 11TH JAPANESE SPEECH CONTEST FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL NATIONAL FINAL

The event was held at The Japan Club of Kuala Lumpur on Sunday, 20 April 2014. A total of 15 finalists were selected to participate in the contest comprising of finalists from the Secondary Schools Category preliminary rounds for Northern, Southern, East Coastal, Central and Sabah-Sarawak-Labuan zones, and the Private Learners Category.

The Overall Champion and Top winners from each category were awarded with a Study Tour Program to Japan, courtesy of the Japan Foundation and the Education Guardianship Group, Japan. The winners are as follows:

Tokyo Prize: Soong Yee Xuan, Tsun Jin High School Japanese Society (Tsun Jin High School, Kuala Lumpur)
Osaka Prize: Muhamad Anas bin Azraei, SMK Bukit Jambul, Pulau Pinang
Osaka Prize: Muhamad Aiman bin Ahmad Suhaimi, Sekolah Sultan Alam Shah, Putrajaya
Osaka Prize: Muhamad Yakub bin Basri, SM Sains Kepala Batas, Pulau Pinang
Sakura Prize: Yeat Nai Yee, Perak Malaysian-Japanese Friendship Society (SMJK Yuk Choy, Ipoh)
Sakura Prize: Seng Min, SMK (P) Temenggong Ibrahim, Batu Pahat
Special Jury Prize: Kong Bei Ji, SMJK Katholik, Selangor
Special Jury Prize: Salwa Aziera binti Mat Sham, SMK Lembah Bidong, Terengganu

This annual event was co-organized by the Embassy of Japan (EoJ), The Japan Foundation, Kuala Lumpur, The Japanese Chamber of Trade & Industry, Malaysia (JACTIM) and The Japan Club of Kuala Lumpur (JCKL) in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, Malaysia.

Sponsors of the event included the Education Guardianship Group, Japan, Panasonic Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., Kokuyo (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd., Japan Airlines Co., Ltd., and Kinokuniya Bookstores Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.

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