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The 15th Annual North Carolina Japanese Language Speech Contest For High School Students

March 11, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

This contest promotes the study and understanding of Japanese as a foreign language at the high school level and encourages students to use their language skills to communicate ideas and information in a natural and culturally appropriate context. Parent and student observers accompanied by their teachers are encouraged to attend.


Registration: 1:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Contest:      1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Important Notes:

  • Speech should be original and written by the students.
  • Contestants may use notes but points will be deducted or disqualified for reading all or part of the speech.
  • Subjects relating to violence, gender bias, or stereotypes will be disqualified.
  • Authenticity in verbal and non-verbal body language will add to your scores (including bowing as a greeting, etc.), while stereotypical Japanese behavior is discouraged (emphasized karate motions, etc.).
  • Using translation machines is not allowed. Contestants are encouraged to write their speech using their own knowledge. Selecting appropriate words and natural speech delivery will be impossible if not using their own words.


The GEC parking deck (entrance on Pharmacy Lane) is available at no charge in the GEC parking deck on weekends on a first-come basis. Parking will not be available during UNC football games. There are also road side parking spaces near the building.


Coordinator: Yoshimi Yamagata Aoyagi

PO Box 31582, Raleigh, NC 27622

Sponsors for this event:

Animazement 2017

Carolina Asia Center, UNC Chapel Hill

Consulate General of Japan in Atlanta

Japan Foundation


March 11, 2017
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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The Carolina Asia Center supports diverse Asia-related events. However, CAC co-sponsorship of any talk, seminar, documentary screening, film screening, performance or celebration does not constitute endorsement of or agreement with the views presented therein. As an academic institution, we value diverse perspectives that promote dialogue and understanding.

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