The Vietnamese Youth and Students Association in Japan (VYSA) has just launched the VYSA Speech Contest with the theme ‘Japan - COVID and I’.
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The contest is for Vietnamese students who love Japanese culture, want to express their feelings and share their own experiences in the Land of the Rising Sun, and want to challenge themselves with new things.
To be organized in the form of a Japanese speech contest, the contest wants to create a playground for Vietnamese students to speak up and share their own experiences in Japan, contributing to becoming a bridge between Japanese and Vietnamese culture and people.
At the same time, this is also an opportunity for Vietnamese students to challenge their own Japanese skills to win attractive prizes from the organizing committee.
Contestants are Vietnamese students, doctoral students at language schools, preparatory schools, and universities all over Japan.
The contest includes five topics: How has Japan changed my life; COVID-19, challenges and becoming mature; My first Japanese friend; How does COVID-19 change the image of Japan in me; and culture shock left the strongest impression.
Each entry includes a 3-minute video about one of five above topics and the draft of the speech.
The organizing committee is receiving entries May 8. Then, the top 15 entries will be selected by the judges on June 6 and the top 8 entries will be voted online from June 7-12.
The final round will take place on June 20./.