UNSW students are winners in Japanese Speech Contest

18 Sep 2007

Japanese Speech Contest - Students

From Left to Right:  Nagisa Fukui, Jenny Chen, Yun Bai, Sumiko Iida, Chihiro Thomson, Mai Uchino and Owen Hilton.

The NSW State Final of the 34th Japanese Speech Contest was held on 1 September 2007. This event is hosted by the Japan Foundation and the Consul General of Japan.  In the Open Beginners Division UNSW students picked up the top three prizes:

1st Prize Yun BAI, "Learning how to learn in Australia"

2nd Prize Billy JAYA, "Japan, the place of perfect service"

3rd Prize Jenny Heng-Chen CHEN "Culture shock experience - Aged care in Canada"

Owen HILTON was awarded a special prize in the Open Beginners Division with his speech "Australian drivers"

Anna Lam was awarded 2nd prize in the Open Division ("Japanese culture crisis in Australia"), whilst in the Background Speakers Division Mai Uchino was awarded first prize ("I want to be a bilingual - A child's wish") and Aiko Leung won second prize ("The Japanese value of respect conveyed in various human relations”). 

Both Yun BAI and Mai UCHINO will represent NSW in the upcoming National Final on October 13th. We wish them all the best.

UPDATE

The 38th Australian National Final Japanese Language Speech Contest results

Congratulations to Yun Bai and Mai Uchino who were both awarded second place in their respective divisions at the Australian National Final Japanese Language Speech Contest held on 13 October 2007.