Speech Contest


All-USA High School Japanese Speech Contest

Saturday, June 26, 2021, 1PM (PDT)


The Japanese Language Scholarship Foundation, in conjunction with the Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles
and the American Association of Teachers of Japanese, will host its 17th annual All-USA High School Japanese Speech Contest
on Saturday, June 26, 2021, online.


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the contest will be held remotely, online through Zoom,
this year. Each participant will be logging in synchronously for this virtual event. 


This contest will provide opportunities for high school students studying the Japanese language in the United States
(whose native language is not Japanese) to make presentations in Japanese and to inspire others to improve their proficiency in Japanese.
It is also hoped that the contest will encourage students to further their understanding of Japan, its people, and its culture. 


The participants will be carefully selected from among those recommended by the organizers of regional contests held across the country.
The winner of this contest will represent the United States in the “Overseas Students’ Japanese Speech Award (JSA) Contest.