Two great opportunities for students of Japanese as a foreign language!
1) A chance to flex your language abilities
2) A chance to win a trip to Japan!

Winners are required to go to Nagasaki during their stay to visit Wasabi headquarters, but hey, the San’in region is in western Japan too. Nudge-nudge, wink-wink, hint-hint.

Fun fact: I was in the audience for that speech they have as an example, as that speech contest was hosted here in Matsue last year. There were a lot of good speeches that day; the winning one about Chinese children being raised by their grandparents was really cute.

What can I do with a B.A. in Japanese Studies?

Wasabi Japanese Speech Contest

In commemoration of Wasabi’s launch, a new Japanese language learning tool that will spice up your studies with specially designed lessons for speaking practice with native speakers, we have decided to conduct Wasabi Japanese Speech Contest on the Internet. If you win, you will receive a ROUND-TRIP TICKET TO JAPAN!

It is our hope that you will become more interested in Japanese culture and be motivated to learn Japanese. That’s why we have created this opportunity not only for Wasabi users, but also for EVERY JAPANESE LEARNER. All you need to do is make a video of your speech, upload it to YouTube, and send us the URL. We would be more than delighted if a lot of learners participate in this contest all over the world.

For eligibility requirements and speech details, please visit:

Deadline: August 15, 2015

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