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School of Modern Languages and Cultures: Japanese Studies

Events 2017-18

First Ever Japanese Speech Contest

Japanese Studies held its first ever Speech Contest on Wednesday 31st January. We were very pleased to have 15 Japanese-studying students participating at all levels from beginners to advanced. Prizes were given to the winners and the event was supported and funded by both MLAC and Teikyo University in Durham.

We were very honored to welcome Professor Imaseki, Principal of Teikyo University, acting as one of our judges. After the competition, Professor Imaseki praised all those who took part for their efforts and ability in Japanese. The contestants also reported feeling a great sense of achievement and increased confidence and motivation.


Durham student makes Japanese Speech Contest final

Michael Barnfather, a final year student studying Liberal Arts with Japanese has successfully passed through a two-stage application process to reach the final of the 13th National Japanese Speech Contest which takes place on 24 February 2018 in London.