Japanese speech contest in UBD

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FOURTEEN Bruneians are expected to participate in the 29th Japanese Speech Contest at Universiti Brunei Darussalam’s (UBD) ILIA bulding on Saturday.

Organised by UBD’s Language Centre, the Community Education Division of the Ministry of Education and Embassy of Japan here, the contest aims to encourage contestants to give a public demonstration of their proficiency in the Japanese language.

The event is also intended to deepen mutual understanding, as well as foster greater friendship, between Brunei and Japan.

According to a statement issued by the Japanese Embassy, the contest will be divided into three categories: beginner’s level, advanced level, and an open category.

Competitors in the beginner’s level must not have studied the Japanese language for two years or more, while contestants in the open category have no restrictions in terms of their length of language study and stay in Japan.

Although advanced level contestants have no restrictions in terms of years of study of the language, they must not have stayed in Japan for two years since the age of six.

Members of the public who wish to attend the event are welcomed to do so, and admission is free.

The 29th Japanese Speech Contest will begin at 2.30pm on August 29. 

The Brunei Times