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2018 JSANZ Tertiary Japanese Language Speech Contest.

2018 JSANZ Tertiary Japanese Language Speech Contest.

The Tertiary Japanese Language Speech Contest 2018

This is an online national contest presented by JSANZ annually for students studying Japanese in the participating tertiary institutions throughout NZ.

The requirement is to present a speech to an audience and film it. Then upload the video clip to YouTube and submit it to enter the competition. The topic of the speech is open to the contestant - there is no specific theme required for this year's contest.


1st prize: a return ticket to Japan

Number of applicants: Maximum of two contestants from each institution

Applications open on 1 May, close on 1 July

Winners will be announced on 31 August on this website and JSANZ Facebook page

Guidelines and Application Form (Word) are attached.

Talk to your lecturer if you are interested!


Winners' speech videos:

The four winners’ speeches from each year since 2014 can be viewed on the JSANZ YouTube Channel.

 JSANZ YouTube Channel:


JSANZ is very grateful to our new sponsors this year: Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Auckland Inc “Nisui-Kai” and New Zealand Association of Japanese Language Teachers (NZAJLT). Nisui-Kai has generously contributed by largely funding the first prize (return tickets) which is much appreciated.

JSANZ acknowledges and appreciates our on-going sponsorship from:

  • Sasakawa Fellowship Fund for Japanese Language Education
  • Japan Foundation

and continued valuable support from:

  • The Embassy of Japan in New Zealand
  • The Consulate-General of Japan in Auckland
  • ILEP (International Languages Exchanges and Pathways)


The above sponsors’ and supporters’ contributions are vital to the event. 

Sponsors  With the support of the Embassy of Japan

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