2021 / Weekly Cultural News / June 14-20 / All-USA high school Japanese speech contest via Zoom

LOS ANGELES – The Japanese Language Scholarship Foundation aka the Aurora Foundation, in conjunction with the Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles and the American Association of Teachers of Japanese, will host its 17th annual All-USA High School Japanese Speech Contest on Saturday, June 26, 2021, via online.

The speech contest will take place at 1:00 pm, PDT. To observe the speech contest, contact the Aurora Foundation at aurorafoundation@usa.net

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the contest will be held remotely, online through Zoom, this year. Each participant will be logging in synchronously for this virtual event.

This contest will provide opportunities for high school students studying the Japanese language in the United States (whose native language is not Japanese) to make presentations in Japanese and to inspire others to improve their proficiency in Japanese.

It is also hoped that the contest will encourage students to further their understanding of Japan, its people, and its culture.

In 2021, contestants were selected by the host organization of a regional Japanese language speech contest held in the USA or its territories between April 1, 2020 and April 30, 2021. Each regional contest sends one person to participate.

The winner of this contest will represent the United States in the “Overseas Students’ Japanese Speech Award (JSA) Contest.

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