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NUS High Students Excel in Japanese Speech Contest

The annual contest, jointly organised by Embassy of Japan, the Japanese Cultural Society Singapore, the Japanese Association Singapore, Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry Singapore and the Japanese University Graduates Association of Singapore, is known to have an extremely high standard.

This contest aims to encourage Japanese language learners to strive for greater excellence and to enhance the understanding and relationship between Singapore and Japan. The initial format for the contest was developed by the Japanese Cultural Society in 1968.

The final round of the Japanese Speech Contest 2015 held at the Japanese Association’s auditorium on 12 July (Sun) . 24 finalists from the 4 categories - Secondary School, Junior College, Tertiary and Open categories presented their speeches before a packed auditorium. Selected from among 60 participants through the preliminary and semi-final rounds, they were judged on originality, pronunciation, fluency, grammar, content and delivery of speech on a topic of their choice.

Below are the student participants and the results:

1. Zhao Ruiting (Year 4): 2nd Individual Award (Secondary Category)
2. Quek Mingxian, Mindy (Year 4): 5th Individual Award (Secondary Category

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