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JAPANESE SPEECH CONTEST FOR OPEN CATEGORY

Japanese Speech Contest for Open Category

The 24th Japanese Speech Contest Kuala Lumpur Preliminary
Date & Time: Sunday, 20 July 2008 (1pm ~ )
Venue: The Japan Club of Kuala Lumpur, Hall
Organizers:
The Embassy of Japan in Malaysia
The Japan Foundation Kuala Lumpur (JFKL)
The Japanese Chamber of Trade & Industry, Malaysia (JACTIM)
The Japan Club of Kuala Lumpur (JCKL)
In cooperation with:
The Japan Graduates’ Association of Malaysia (JAGAM)
Closing Date: 23 June 2007

The 22nd Japanese Language Speech Contest Ipoh Preliminary
Date & Time: Saturday, 2 August 2008 (7:30pm ~ )
Venue: Hotel Excelsior
Organizers:
Perak Malaysian-Japanese Friendship Society
Consulate-General of Japan in Penang
The Japan Foundation Kuala Lumpur
Closing Date: 1 June 2008

The 29th Japanese Language Speech Contest Penang Preliminary
Date & Time: Saturday, 16 August 2008 (5pm ~ )
Venue: Caring Society Complex
Organizers:
Penang Japanese Language Society
Malaysia Japanese Association
Consulate-General of Japan in Penang
The Japan Foundation Kuala Lumpur
Closing Date: 31 July 2008

National Level
Date & Time: Sunday, 24 August 2008 (1pm ~ )
Venue: The Japan Club of Kuala Lumpur, Hall

Download application forms [PDF format] ? Application Form for Special Class
Application Form for General Class


Rules and Regulations

1. Eligibility
(1) Malaysians who are 17 years old and above
(2) A non-native Japanese speaker and neither of his/her parents is Japanese
(3) Has not undergone compulsory education in Japan
(4) Previous contestants who have won the study tour in Japan and preparatory courses students are not eligible
(5) Length of stay in Japan
General Class:
Targeted to applicants who have not stayed in Japan for more than 90days
Special Class:
No limitation on the length of stay in Japan

* If you are not eligible, we might consider you as a guest speaker. Please contact us if you are interested

2. Theme and Length of Speech, Manuscript
The Speech can be of any topic and within 6 minutes length. The manuscript submitted must be an original work of the contestant and has not been presented in any contest or event before. The Japan Foundation, Kuala Lumpur reserves the rights for all entries received.

3. Procedure
(1) Contestants must submit their manuscript together with a completed application form before 23 June 2008.
(2) 8 contestants from General Class and 6 contestants from Special Class will be selected by a panel of judges based on the evaluation of the manuscripts received.
(3) Several top winners from each class will compete in 24th Japanese Speech Contest for Open Category National Level with other finalists from Penang and Ipoh Preliminaries.

4. Judges
(1) Screening of judges will be selected from co-organizers and external Japanese language lecturer(s)
(2) Judges’ decision is final.

5. Travel Allowance
The Japan Foundation Kuala Lumpur (JFKL) will provide transportation allowance to contestants from Negeri Sembilan, Malacca, Johor, Pahang, Sabah, Sarawak and Labuan; contestants from East Malaysia will be provided with transportation allowance as well as on (1) night accommodation.

6. Organizers
The 24th Japanese Speech Contest Kuala Lumpur Preliminary and National Level will be co-organized by;
(1) Embassy of Japan in Malaysia
(2) The Japan Foundation, Kuala Lumpur
(3) The Japanese Chamber of Trade & Industry, Malaysia
(4) The Japan Club of Kuala Lumpur
in cooperation with Consulate-General of Japan in Penang, Alumni Look East Policy Society and Japan Graduates’ Association of Malaysia.

7. Sponsors
Prize Sponsors for The 24th Japanese Speech Contest Kuala Lumpur Preliminary and National Level among others are:- Japan Overseas Enterprises Association, Japan Airlines International Co.Ltd., Panasonic (M) Sdn Bhd, Kinokuniya Book Stores (M) Sdn Bhd and Kokuyo International (M) Sdn Bhd.

 


 

For further information, please contact the respective Contest Secretariat:
1) Kuala Lumpur Preliminary

The Japan Foundation Kuala Lumpur
Attn: Mr. Nobli/ Mr. Honjo TEL: 03-2161 2304 jplc@jfkl.org.my
2) Ipoh Preliminary
Perak Malaysian-Japanese Friendship Society
TEL: 05-253 7530 Fax: 05-254 5110
3) Penang Preliminary
Consulate-General of Japan in Penang
TEL: 04-226 3030 ext 117
(Penang Japanese Language Society TEL: 04-226 5908)

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