The 47th Australian Japanese Language Speech Contest Finals, held at The Japan Foundation, Sydney on Saturday, 8 October 2016, showcased a wide range of brilliant speeches from all four divisions.

The winners from state and territory level contests and a high school senior division winner from New Zealand will be were invited to Sydney to participate. To reach the Australian Finals, participants must demonstrate excellence in both language and public speaking.

We congratulate all of this year’s contestants and extend a warm thank you to the families and all audience members who took the time to support and ensure the success of the event.

Date: Saturday 8 October 2016
Time: Time: 9:20am – 4:00pm
8:50am Reception Open
9:20am Opening Address by Mr. Takashi Yokoyama
Embassy of Japan in Australia
9:35am High School Senior Division
10:40am Break
11:00am Open Beginner Division
11:40pm Background Speaker Division
12:20am Break
12:40pm Open Division
1:40pm Lunch Break at Level 3
2:30pm Award Ceremony after the presentation on the 1st Prize Japan Trip
by Ms. Rebecca Xin Dai (1st Prize winner of Open Division in 2015)
3:10pm Closing Address by Mr. Yoshihiro Wada, Director
The Japan Foundation, Sydney
3:20pm Photograph Session
3:30pm Afternoon Tea (until 4:30pm) at Level 3
4:00pm Hall closes
*The above timeline is approximate and subject to change.
Venue: The Japan Foundation, Sydney
Level 4, Central Park
28 Broadway, Chippendale NSW 2008
1st Prize:
    © Kyoto Tourism Council
Return air ticket to Japan courtesy of Japan Airlines, and Kyoto Bullet Train Open Ticket Package & Kyoto Sightseeing One-day Pass courtesy of Central Japan Railway Company.
2nd Prize: Sport shoes valued at $200 and sports bag courtesy of ASICS.
3rd Prize: $150 voucher courtesy of Kinokuniya Bookstore of Australia.
Special Prize (×4) $100 pre-paid MasterCard courtesy of Temple University Japan Campus.
Special Prize (x1) Overnight accommodation for two in Australia or New Zealand courtesy of TFE Hotels, valued at $500.


Non-prize winning participants will receive an ASICS T-shirt courtesy of ASICS.

All participants will receive a certificate for their participation in the 47th Japanese Language Speech Contest National Finals.

Japanese Language Department
Phone: (02) 8239 0055
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