The 14th Japanese Speech Contest in Saudi Arabia, Riyadh


1, Event Information
Date: Saturday, November 18, 2023
Time: 13:00~16:15(Door Open12:30)

Place: Cultural Palace in DQ, Riyadh(location)
Organizer: The Embassy of Japan in KSA
Co-organizer : Royal Commission for Riyadh City
Contact: The Embassy of Japan in KSA Riyadh, Cultural Affairs & Public Relations section (, +96611-488-1100)
Application Deadline: Saturday, November 8, 2023(extended)

2, Entry Qualifications
Eligible candidates fulfill the following;
(1)Non-native Japanese speaker and resident of Saudi Arabia
(2)If the participant's nationality is other than Saudi, the total period of residence in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia must be at least 5 years.
(3)Applicants must have studied or be currently studying Japanese.
(4)If the applicants resides in Japan, the total period of residence must not exceed 5 years.
Participation can be rejected in the following cases;
(1) Lack of Japanese language skills.
(2) If the participant's speech is offensive to public order and morals.
3, Speech Categories and Theme
Category Time Limit Theme Specifications
Beginner Level 1-3
Please tell us your experience.
For example,
“Encounter Japanese Language”,
“Encounter new person”
 “Encounter difficulties”etc…
Advanced Level 3-5
【What would you explain the differences and similarities between Japan and Saudi Arabia to Japanese tourists vising Saudi Arabia?】 Participants will be given a question by one judge related his/her speech in Japanese, Answer to the question.
* Applicants must choose theme and the level when apply.
*Applicants must not submit entries on themes other than those tied to their level.
*Depending on the Japanese short video/audio applicants submit, participant may be requested to change his/her level.
*Applicants must follow theme. Other theme will NOT be allowed to be selected.

*No statements of a political nature are NOT allowed.
 * Participants may bring notes during speeches, however participants should look at the audience and are encouraged not to read the text during their speeches.
 * Microphones will be provided by the organizers.

4, Judging
 ●Prizes will be awarded based on the following rules: grammar, pronunciation, content of the speech, and ability to answer the judges' questions.
 ●Power points Slides, distributing brochures, displaying photographs or any other tools used for illustration will not be permitted during your speech.
●Participants must not bring items such as cell phones, cameras, or musical instruments onto the platform.
●Prizes will be awarded to participants in both groups.
●Contest conditions are subject to change without notice.

5, Entry

Submit the Application form with Short video or Audio and Speech Summery.
*Short video or Audio must be recorded in Japanese to introduce yourself (maximum 30seconds ).

Click here for Application Form

If you have any questions, please contact us, 
We look forward to seeing you at the 14th Japanese Speech Contest in Saudi Arabia, Riyadh. Good luck.