The 14th Japanese Speech Contest for Secondary Schools

THEME: If Things Could Talk…

Being everywhere around us, ‘things’ must have a lot to say about people. They may be able to read our thoughts, observe our behaviour, and live our livespast, present and future. They may even hide secrets we didn’t even know about ourselves!

If they could talk, what do you think they would be saying or revealing? Open your mind and share your opinions with us. The speech must be within five minutes.

Public Schools Category

Please refer to the circular issued by the Co-Curricular & Arts Division of the Ministry of Education Malaysia.

Private Learners Category

Your completed application form, along with original manuscript written or typed on Japanese style manuscript paper (20×20 characters), must arrive at the following address by 6 March, 2017:

The Japan Foundation, Kuala Lumpur
Japanese Language Department
18th Floor, Northpoint, Block B
Mid Valley City, No. 1, Medan Syed Putra
59200 Kuala Lumpur.

Only one (1) applicant from each secondary school will be accepted. Incomplete applications will be rejected.

The 14th Japanese Speech Contest for Secondary Schools is organised by the Embassy of Japan in Malaysia, the Japanese Chamber of Trade & Industry, Malaysia (JACTIM), the Japan Club of Kuala Lumpur and The Japan Foundation, Kuala Lumpur, with the cooperation of the Ministry of Education Malaysia.


1. Rules & regulations (pdf/403kb)
2. Application form and blank manuscript (pdf/413kb)
3. Flyer (pdf/458kb)


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