Sun Apr 22, Toyama Cup Japanese Speech Contest takes place

by Lynn Moyers on March 29, 2018

The Toyama Cup Japanese Language Speech Contest is sponsored by the Toyama Prefectural Government in celebration of the Toyama-Oregon Sister State affiliation. 1996 marked the first Toyama Cup, commemorating the 5th year anniversary of the friendship between the peoples of Oregon and Toyama.

This year marks the 27th Anniversary of the Toyama-Oregon Sister State relationship. Over the years, a total of 267 students have delivered remarkable presentations expressing their thoughts in Japanese.

The Toyama Cup is open to any student studying Japanese at a college or university in the State of Oregon and SW Washington. Contestants are judged on general Japanese language ability, speech content and presentation.

Contestants compete in two divisions. Each contestant will give a 4-6 minute speech followed by a question in Japanese by one of our judges.

Registration for the students will close on Friday, April 6. For more info, go to

If you are interested in observing, please email your name to by Monday, April16.





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