Momiji Day 2018 (APPLICATION CLOSED) The Inaugural Japanese Language Poem Recital Contest


Momiji Day 2018

Organised by

School of Languages, Literacies and Translation

Supported by

The Japan Foundation Kuala Lumpur

Sakura Network


30 October 2018


School of Languages, Literacies and Translation


Date: 30th October 2018 (Tuesday) Time: 12:00 ~2:30 p.m. Venue: The Conference Room School of Languages, Literacies and Translation, USM Pulau Pinang

1. OBJECTIVE To provide an opportunity for Japanese language learners, especially from the Northern Region of Malaysia to improve their Japanese language proficiency and to enhance their understanding of Japanese culture. In addition, it also serves as a platform for Japanese language enthusiasts to meet, interact and make the learning of Japanese an enjoyable activity.

2. ELIGIBILITY (In Pairs ONLY) i. Malaysian citizens or international students recognized by the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education aged 16 years old and above. ii. Have NOT stayed in Japan for 5 months or more. iii. Have NOT been formally enrolled in any schools / universities in Japan. iv. Non-native Japanese speakers whose parents (father or mother) are not Japanese. (Those who have won a study tour award to Japan, sponsored by the Japan Foundation are not eligible to apply.)

3. APPLICATION & PROCEDURE i. Submit hard OR soft copies of your Entry Form, and poem manuscript in Japanese characters (typed on A4 size papers). Please add “FURIGANA” to all KANJI CHARACTERS. ii. The manuscript can be on any Japanese poetic genre and must not exceed 6 minutes in presentation. iii. The manuscript can be an original or modified or summarized writing which has NOT been presented in any other contest or event. Please write the title of the poem in both Japanese and English, and the name(s) of the original poet(s) in the column provided in the Entry Form. iv. The School of Languages, Literacies and Translation reserves the rights for all entries received. v. There will be a very brief “Question and Answer” session after each contestant has presented his / her speech. vi. All qualified applicants will be notified by 20th October 2018 (Saturday). vii. Fill up the entry form and submit the HARD COPY (Entry form & Poem Manuscript ) to:

Ms. DiDi NG GUAT DING School of Languages, Literacies and Translation Universiti Sains Malaysia 11800 MINDEN, PULAU PINANG OR Submit the SOFT COPY (Entry form & Poem Manuscript in PDF) via email to Deadline: 15th October 2018 (Monday)

For the Entry Form, please click here.

The tentative is as follows:


Opening Ceremony

Performance (Yosakoi Dance) Refreshment
10.30am-11.30am Yosakoi Dance Workshop Talk on Japanese Culture
10.30am-12.30pm Ikebana Workshop
11.00am-1.00pm Japanese Poem Recital Contest
11.00am-12.30pm Calligraphy Writing Origami Making Yukata Wearing
11.00am-2.00pm Onigiri Stall
2.00pm-4.00pm Japanese Film Screening
2.30pm-4.00pm Japanese Tea Ceremony
2.30pm-4.30pm Jpop Karaoke Contest

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