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


small logo
ojsc logo designed by Joey Chivers


The Ontario Japanese Speech Contest was first held in 1983. The 2024 OJSC is the 42nd 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.

This year's contest will be held IN PERSON on Saturday, March 2, 2024 at University of Toronto, 1:00 p.m.~.
Venue: Earth Science Centre, 24 Bancroft Ave, University of Toronto



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 Association of Japanese Canadian Business and Professionals, Blue Tree Books, Canon Canada, City of Sagamihara, Fraser Journal Publishing,GANBARE, IACE Travel Canada, Japan Communications, Japan National Tourism Organization, Japanese Canadian Culture Centre, Mitsui Canada Foundation, Musoshin Ramen, MYNDS, Panasonic Canada, ShowFlex International, TORJA, Toyota Canada, Yamaha Canada Music (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 MacMaster University, University of Toronto, University of Waterloo 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.

Accessibility | Security | Disclaimer | Contact Us | 2008 Norio Ota |This site is hosted by the Japanese Section, York University |