October 19, 2016
The 9th Japanese Speech Contest in Saudi Arabia
Saturday, 17th December 2016, 16:00-19:00
Embassy of Japan in Saudi Arabia
Ambassador's Residence, D.Q., Riyadh
Advance Registration is necessary.
Please download the registration form from HERE and send it to e-mail: Cultural Section
BEFORE Tuesday, 13th December, Seats are limited.
Participants must submit required documents below to the Embassy via e-mail: Cultural Section
Speech draft: Draft must be typed by using Microsoft Word or written by hand. Draft can be in Romaji or Japanese alphabets (Hiragana, Kanji, Katakana: these three can be mixed)
English or Arabic translation of the speech draft
*Due date: Sunday, 4th December
Criteria of Participation
Participants must be of non-Japanese nationality
Participants must have experiences of learning Japanese and can deliver a speech in it.
If participants have been to Japan, the period of stay must not exceed 10 years in total.
For participants with non-Saudi nationality, the period of residence in Saudi Arabia must exceed 5 years in total.
Participants must send required documents by 4th December.
Contest Group Classifications
The participants will be divided and judged in two groups by the length of the study. In addition to that, male and female will participate separately.
(1) Standard level group
(2) Advanced level group
Rules (both groups)
Theme of speeches must be "Introducing the Best Things about Saudi Arabia to Japanese People" or "the Reasons Why I Study Japanese"
Besides the theme, participants should specify the title of speech on application form.
Duration of speech must be between 3 and 4 minutes.
Question from judges will follow the speech.
Speeches will be judged by the qualities of grammar, pronunciation, content, answer to the judges etc. Each member of the judging panel will mark the score and winner will be awarded according to aggregated scores.
Participants should not read their scripts during delivering speech.
Participants are prohibited to use Power Points, to hand out pamphlets or show photos during the speech. Do not bring any goods on the podium such as: mobile phones, photo, camera, music instruments, etc. Microphone will be provided by the organizer.
Female participants may cover their hair and face if they wish.
Speeches with political implication are prohibited.
The Embassy will check the draft of the speech sent in advance. In the following cases, the applicant will be rejected.
(1) The script is utterly incomprehensible due to the applicant's lack of competency in Japanese composition.
(2) The speech which harms public order and moral.
The winner of each level group will receive prize.
Any questions should be inquired to the Embassy by e-mail :Cultural Section
(c) Embassy of Japan in Saudi Arabia