21st Toyama Cup

Toyama Prefectural Government

Sunday April 23, 2017

KPMG,LLC 1300 SW 5th Ave #3800, Portland, OR 97201 (38th Floor)

Oregon’s sister state, Toyama Prefecture presents our annual Japanese Speech Contest. The winner gets a free trip to Toyama courtesy of the Toyama prefectural government.

Produced in partnership with:



Thank you to our Gold sponsors:


Hitachi High Tech





Thank you to our Silver sponsors:

Mr. Yoshio Oda


Thank you to our Supporters:

PDX Coordinator


Event Program


12:30-12:50 PM                     Registration- KPMG Lobby
1:00-2:20 PM*                       Introductions and Level 1 Contestants- Training Room
2:35-3:30 PM*                       Level 2 Contestants- Training Room
3:30-4:00 PM                         Judge’s Evaluation- Eastmoreland Project Room
4:00-4:35 PM                         Presentation of Gifts and Certificates of Certification/Photo Shooting
4:35- 4:55 PM                        Awards Presentation- Training Room
5:00 -5:45PM                         Reception and networking

*Please note that times may vary.

Note: If you are friends, family members, teachers or audiences for Toyama Cup, you must email kmiyanaga@jaso.org to register your name. You may not enter the building without registration.

Here is a link to previous year of Toyama Cup and pictures from the students’ visits in Toyama:

Thanks to 2016 winner for sharing your photos. And some pics from our 2016 event.

The application period is now closed:
Guidelines: 2017-toyama-cup-guidlines
Application Form: 2017-toyama-speech-contest-application

More information on Toyama Prefecture and Toyama Cup: