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Toyama Cup Virtual Japanese Speech Contest

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!

Students’ Guidelines and application:

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

2021 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                     Networking with guests from Japan
5:30-6:10 PM                     Judge’s Evaluation
6:10-6:40 PM                     Judges Commentary, Presentation of Awards                                                        
*Please note that times may vary.

2019 Winner – Ronan Hall from Lewis and Clark College. Read about Ronan’s trip here.
2018 Winner – Jack Glenn from Willamette University. Read about Ronan’s Trip here.?

2017 Winner – Natasha Milligan from Willamette University. Read Natasha’s Trip Blog here
2019 Photos – here

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