KOSMIC's 39th 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 39th Annual Japanese Speech Contest hosted by KOSMIC.

14 international students gave speeches according to the theme for this year: "Japan vs. My Country: The Fun of Studying Abroad".

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
『私と日本語 』(China)
Advanced Level Second Prize
『日本と中国の架け橋 』(China)

Elementary and Intermediate Level First Prize
『夢への道のり』(New Zealand)
Elementary andIntermediate Level First Prize

<Details of the Event>
Date: December 2nd, 2023 13:00~16:00
Location: Mita Public Speaking Hall (Mita Enzetsu-kan), Mita Campus,
Number of the Contestants: 14 Students (1 absence)

Host of the Speech Contest
KOSMIC: http://www.ic.keio.ac.jp/intl_student/organization/kosmic.html

<Photo Gallery>
16_nc2k2146.jpgSpeakers and judges

Photo:Takeshi Kishi