Japanese language students from six universities and community colleges and seven high schools in Arizona will participate in the Twenty-Fifth Annual Arizona Japanese Speech Contest organized by the Arizona Association of Teachers of Japanese with the help of the ASU’s School of International Letters and Cultures and ASU Global, Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development. This is the fifth time that ASU will host this event since it became statewide twenty years ago. Forty-three students will be divided into four categories according to the length of time they have been learning Japanese, and will compete for prizes, including the Grand Prize, a free trip to Japan sponsored by JAPAN AIRLINES, and one week rail pass, provided by IACE TRAVEL. This event is co-hosted by the Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles, and co-sponsored by the Japan Foundation, the Japan Business Association of Arizona, and five universities and community colleges in Arizona. The donors include various corporations, restaurants and companies of Arizona, California, and Japan. Nine distinguished leaders, including the Vice Consul of the Consulate General of Japan in LA and a judge from the Niigata Family Court of Japan, will judge students’ speeches. The public is welcome; parking and admission are free. For more information, contact the Twenty-Fifth Annual Arizona Japanese Speech Contest Co- Chair, Miko Foard, in the School of International Letters and Cultures at 480-965-6100, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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