Fifteen foreign residents who have not attended Japanese elementary or middle schools will be selected to show off their linguistic ability in a Japanese speech contest in Mito on Jan. 20 (Sat) from 1 - 4:30 pm. The speeches are limited to 5 minutes and can be on any subject you choose other than religiously or politically oriented themes. The application deadline is Dec. 20 and needs to be accompanied by a 400 - 600 character-long speech outline in Japanese. A number of prizes will be awarded. For more information, call Seiko Hashimoto or Taku Iwasaki at the Ibaraki International Association in Mito at 029-241-1611. Email : intasso[at]po.net-ibaraki.ne.jp
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