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2019 Japanese Speech Contest Finals

  • 02 Mar 2019
  • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Ohio University Dublin Center Dublin Integrated Education Center, 6805 Bobcat Way, Dublin, OH 43016

The 2019 JASCO Japanese Speech Contest


Part of the 2019
JASCO Japanese Language Festival

Saturday, March 2nd, 2019

Dublin Integrated Education Center
Ohio University Dublin Center
6805 Bobcat Way, Dublin, OH 43016

Since 1999, JASCO has been hosting the Annual Japanese Speech Contest, offering an opportunity for Japanese-language learners to showcase their achievements. The objective of this event is to foster Japanese language education throughout the state of Ohio by supporting the continued effort of local public schools and colleges to improve the quality of the Japanese-language learning environment.

The winners of the contest will receive prizes that will encourage them to continue studying Japanese language. This competition not only provides highly motivated students across the state with the chance to improve their Japanese language skills, but also inspires and encourages others to broaden their understanding of Japan, its culture, and the strong ties between Japan and United States.

2019 Japanese Speech Contest Finals Schedule




9:40 AM - Anna Brake, Marysville HS

9:50 AM - Katie Burnes, Marysville Early College HS

10:00 AM - Aaron Curie, Marysville HS

10:10 AM - Samiul Islam, Dublin Coffman HS

10:20 AM - Aidan Johantges, Marysville Early College HS

10:30 AM - Jaida Rich, Marysville HS

10:40 AM - Maya Thompson, Dublin Coffman HS

10:50 AM - Jacob Todd, Marysville HS

(11:00 AM -1:00 PM - Japanese Language Exchange Lunch)





1:10 PM - Gitanjalli Ajay Prasad, Ohio State University

1:20 PM - June Chen, Case Western Reserve University

1:30 PM - Jie Huang, Ohio State University

1:40 PM – BREAK


1:50 PM - Sumrestar Beauchamp, University of Findlay

2:00 PM - Deidra Buenger, University of Toledo

2:10 PM - Anna Engle, University of Findlay

2:20 PM - Elinor Lindeman, Ohio State University

2:30 PM - David Moore, University of Cincinnati

2:40 PM - Boning Shi, Kenyon College

2:50 PM - Xiyue Zhang, Ohio State University

3:00 PM – BREAK


The finals will take place on the 2nd floor of the Ohio University Dublin Integrated Education Center (6805 Bobcat Way, Dublin, Ohio 43016-1407). Each speech period will also include a Q&A session in Japanese with the judging panel.

All Speech Contest finalists will receive a free lunch at the Japanese Education Exchange Lunch. If finalists' family and friends will be attending and will also like to purchase a lunch, they can do so at http://jas-co.org/event-3222601. Instructors can also purchase a lunch as a regular participant, or if they would like to have an information table they can register for that at http://jas-co.org/event-3215126 (the table registration includes two lunches).

College and Advanced finalists are also encouraged to consider the College Japanese Language Workshop being held the morning of the Japanese Language Festival. Learn more at http://jas-co.org/event-3215116. Separate registration is required.

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