KOSMIC's 33rd Annual Japanese Speech Contest for International Students--Report

On Saturday, December 2nd, students, alumni, and faculty members gathered at the Mita Public Speaking Hall (Mita Enzetsu-kan) for the 33rd Annual Japanese Speech Contest hosted by KOSMIC.

Thirteen international students gave speeches according to the theme for this year: "What studying abroad has taught me".

The contestants all gave great speeches that they had been preparing specially for this contest with their Japanese tutors since October.

With each of the finalists presenting their own unique takes on the theme, the audience was treated to a mixture of humorous anecdotes, heartwarming stories, and shrewd observations covering a variety of topics.

The speech titles and nationalities of the prize winners are as follows:

Advanced Level First Prize
“Thank You Mom” (Korea)
 Pre-Advanced Level First Prize
"My Japan Is A New State Of Mind” (Italy)
 Intermediate Level First Prize
“Carpediem” (Korea)
After the speeches, a behind-the- scenes video was shown to the audience to share the real story behind each contestant. The video included scenes from the speakers’ tutoring sessions and their enthusiasm for the speech contest.

Details of the Event
Date: December 2nd, 2017 13:00~16:00
Location: Mita Public Speaking Hall (Mita Enzetsu-kan), Mita Campus,
Number of the Contestants: 13 Students

Host of the Speech Contest
KOSMIC: http://keio-kosmic.sub.jp

Photo Gallery




speeches by international students


The audience listening enthusiastically


Award ceremony


A group photo of the speakers


A group photo of the speakers and their Japanese tutors