Ontario Japanese Speech Contest     オンタリオ州日本語弁論大会

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The Ontario Japanese Speech Contest was first held in 1983. The 2015 OJSC is the 33rd Contest. Students learning Japanese at universities and language schools present their speeches in four categories: Beginners', Intermediate, Advanced and Open. OJSC has been the most successful Contest in Canada in terms of quality participants and excellent speeches.
OJSC attracts more than 50 participants every year and offers the best opportunities for learners of Japanese to demonstrate their knowledge and performance of the Japanese language.
The first prize winners are entitled to participate in the National Japanese Speech Contest.


The Consulate General of Japan in Toronto and the Japan Foundation have been the sponsors on the official side. Many other firms and institutions have been very supportive of this event by donating prizes, including Asian Institute and the Dr. David Chu Program in Asia Pacific Studies at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, Association of Japanese Canadian Business and Professionals (Shinki-Kai), Canada Planners International Services, Inc., Canon Canada Inc., Glico Canada Corporation, H.I.S. Canada Inc., Honda Canada Inc., IACE Travel Canada Inc., Ichiriki Japanese Restaurant, Japan Communications Inc., Japan National Tourist Organization, JTB International (Canada) Ltd., Mitsui Canada Foundation, NGK Spark Plugs Canada Ltd., Nihongo Circle, Noritake Canada Ltd., Shiseido (Canada) Inc., ShowFlex International, Soba Canada Inc., Subaru Canada, Inc., Toyota Canada Inc., Yamaha Canada Music Ltd. (Alphabetical order)
With the generous donations by these organizations and firms, OJSC has been extremely successful and continues to pursue excellence in Japanese language education.

Organizing Committee

The Organizing Committee consists of the representatives of Toronto Japanese Language School, University of Toronto, University of Waterloo, University of Western Ontario and York University. The time and energy put in to organize OJSC by the Organizing Committee members is much appreciated by language teaching professionals and participants.

since December, 1999.

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