The 29th Japanese Speech Contest for Open Category

National Level
Date & Time: Sunday, 26th May 2013
Venue: the Japan Club, Kuala Lumpur
Application Closing Date: Tuesday 30th April 2013


* Before application, please read carefully Rules and Regulations.


(1) Kuala Lumpur Preliminary (for appicants from other than Penang, Kedah, Perlis and Perak)
For an application form and further information, please contact: –
The Japan Foundation Kuala Lumpur
Attn; Ms Hasline / Mr Nobli
Tel: 03 2284 7228 Fax: 03 2287 5869
* You can get the application form from here (<= please click )
and scripts paper from here
(2) Penang, Kedah and Perlis Preliminary
 <The 34th Japanese Language Speech Contest, Penang>
 Date & Time: Saturday, 18 May 2013  15:00
 Venue: Caring Society Complex
 Closing Date for Application: Tuesday, 30 April 2013
Consulate-General of Japan in Penang TEL: 04 226 3030 ext 117


  Penang Japanese Language Society TEL: 04 226 5905
(3) Perak Preliminary
 <The 27th Japanese Language Speech Contest, Ipoh>
 Date & Time: Saturday, 11 May 2013  19:30
 Venue: Ipoh City & Country Club
 Closing Date for Application: Tuesday, 30 April 2013
 Contact: Perak Malaysian-Japanese Friendship Society


  TEL: 05 253 7530  FAX: 05 254 5110
  (10:00~12:30 Mon to Fri / 10:00~13:00 Sun)
Rules and Regulations
1. Eligibility
(a)   Applicants must be
  (i)  A Malaysian citizen who has not undergone compulsory education in Japan;
  (ii)  17 years and above; and who has NOT stayed in Japan for 90 days or more;
  (iii)  A non-native Japanese speaker whose neither parents is a Japanese
(b)   Previous contestants who has won a study tour award to Japan and students from the Japanese preparatory course will not be eligible to apply.
* 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. Judges
(1)   Judges will be selected from co-organizers, external Japanese language lecturer(s) and there may be some guest judges.
(2)   Judges’ decision is final.
4. Travel Allowance
           The Japan Foundation Kuala Lumpur (JFKL) will provide transportation allowance to contestants from whole the nation except Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Selangor; contestants from East Malaysia will be provided with transportation allowance as well as one (1) night accommodation.
5. Organizers
           The 29th japanese Speech Contest National Level will be co-organized by
       (i)  Embassy of Japan in Malaysia
       (ii) The Japan Foundation, Kuala Lumpur
       (iii)The Japanese Chamber or Trade & Industry, Malaysia
       (iv) The Japan Club of Kuala Lumpur
       in cooperation with the Consulate-General of Japan in Penang, Alumni Look East Policy Society and Japan Graduates’ Association of Malaysia.
7. Sponsors
        Among the prize sponsors for The 29th Japanese Speech Contest National Level are:- Japan Overseas Enterprises Association, Japan Airlines International Co.Ltd., Panasonic (M) Sdn Bhd, Kinokuniya Book Stores (M) Sdn Bhd (To be updated).

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