Applications for the Japanese Speech Contest, the Nihongo Cup, are now open.

Details: The contest is split into three categories: Key Stage 3, Key Stages 4 and 5 Pre-GCSE and Key Stages 4 and 5 Post-GCSE. Please click here to see the Nihongo Cup Information and Rules.

Prizes: The best speaker from each category will receive a trophy, which their school can keep for one year. Gold, silver and bronze medals will also be presented to the winner and two runners-up. The winner of the Key Stages 4 and 5 Post-GCSE category will also be invited to travel to Japan to participate in the Japanese Speech Award Finals and Cultural Programmes at the end of July.

Closing Date: Applications should be submitted by Friday 24 March 2017. Please note that all applications must be submitted via email. The Nihongo Cup application form can be found here.

Contact: If you have any queries about the application process, please email the Japan Foundation London or call 020 3102 5021. For queries about the content of the speech or the eligibility criteria, please contact Sachiko Yamaguchi of the ALL Japanese Language Committee.

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