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Toyama Cup Virtual Japanese Speech Contest
Saturday, November 21, 2020 4pm-7pm

Toyama Cup is a speech contest for University, College and Community College students of Japanese language from throughout Oregon and SW Washington. Level 1 is for students in Japanese 100 or 200, and Level 2 is for students in Japanese 300 & 400. Choose any topic you like! Apply today! All applications are due on November 1.

Students’ Guidelines: 2020 Toyama Cup Students’ Guidelines – Online
Please fill out the application form:  2020 Toyama Cup Application – online

Level 2 winner wins a free trip to Toyama Prefecture … and there are prizes for the top 3 participants at both levels.

2020 Event Program
4:00-4:15 PM                       Welcome and Zoom Etiquette
4:15-4:20 PM                       Greeting from Toyama
4:20-4:25 PM                       Toyama Cup Guideline
4:25-4:55 PM*                     Level 1 Speech
5:00-5:30 PM*                     Level 2 Speech
5:30-6:10 PM                       Trivia Game & Networking with guests from Japan
5:30-6:10 PM                       Judge’s Evaluation
6:10-6:40 PM                       Judges Commentary, Presentation of Awards                                                           Greeting from Consul General
*Please note that times may vary.

2019 Winner – Ronan Hall from Lewis and Clark College. Read about Ronan’s trip here.
2017 Winner – Natasha Milligan from Willamette University. Read Natasha’s Trip Blog here
2019 Winning Speech – Toyama Cup Speech – Ronan Hall English Toyama Cup Speech – Ronan Hall Japanese
2019 Photos – here

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