The 31st Japanese Speech Contest for Open Category National Final

A hallmark of the Japanese language learner’s calendar, the annual event saw a total of 14 finalists comprising winners of preliminary rounds held in Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Perak.

The top three speakers were awarded with study tours to Japan, courtesy of The Japan Foundation Japanese-Language Institute, Kansai and the Japan Overseas Enterprises Association.

1st Prize winner Yeong Jing Ying of Universiti Sains Malaysia

1st Prize winner Yeong Jing Ying of Universiti Sains Malaysia

1st Prize Yeong Jing Ying
Universiti Sains Malaysia
Title: “If I Were A Teacher”
2nd Prize Tan Tze Linn
Universiti Malaya
Title: “What is The End of A Sentence?”
3rd Prize Tan Yi Ning
Universiti Malaya
Title: “Breakfast’s Role in My Life”
4th prize Muhammad Erzat bin Md. Kamarulzaman
Universiti Sains Malaysia
Title: “Sound & State”
5th Prize Ahmad Hasif bin Amran
Institut Pendidikan Guru Kampus Bahasa Antarabangsa
Title: “Japan from My Perspective as A Muslim”
Jury Special Prize  Adrian Khor Yung Kian
INTI International College Penang
Title: “Information Society and its Impact”
Jury Special Prize  Poon Ho Yi
Private Tutor (SMJK Sam Tet)
Title: “My Crush”

The Japanese Speech Contest for Open Category was co-organised by the Embassy of Japan, 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 Consulate-General of Japan in Penang, Penang Japanese Language Society and the Perak Malaysian-Japanese Friendship Society.

Sponsors included the Japan Overseas Enterprises Association, Panasonic Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., Kokuyo (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd., Japan Airlines Co. Ltd., and Kinokuniya Bookstores Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.

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