The 18th Annual JASCO Japanese Speech Contest

Saturday, March 4th, 2017
Dublin Community Recreation Center
5600 Post Rd, Dublin, OH 43017


Japanese-language Learners in Ohio!  

It's time to showcase your accomplishments and 

win a Scholarship!

$400 Scholarship 
$200 Gift Certificate
And More!


                                                  NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS!


Application Form



Application Deadline: 

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Submit the following items electronically to JASCO Office at jasco@jas-co.org

√  A completed Application Form with your signature

√  An MP3 file of your speech (under 3 minutes)

√  An original Japanese essay (handwritten or typed)*

*For a handwritten essay, use the following paper: 

Download: Genko-yoshi Paper (for handwriting)


*For a typed essay, use the following designated paper or any Genko-yoshi(原稿用紙)available at various websites: 

Download: Genko-yoshi Paper (for typing)

The issue with this template is resolved. If you were not able to download a functioning Genko-yoshi before, please download it again. If you are using this template for your essay, please note that it is set in A4 (a Japanese paper size). To print, do not change the size into US letter size as it will shift the format. Please contact Mamiko Saito for any questions. 

Categories of Participation

* High School Level  * College Level  * Advanced Level 


To determine if you are eligible to participate in this speech contest, answer the following questions:

I am 15 years or older.



If selected as a finalist, I can attend the Speech Contest on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at the Dublin Recreation Center (5600 Post Road, Dublin, OH 43017).



I grew up in a household where I used Japanese regularly with at least one of its members.



I have attended a Japanese language school (補習校/

日本語学校) at junior-high (中学) level or higher for more than 1 school year.



You are eligible if ALL of your answers are in the
BLUE field.
If you selected any answer(s) in the RED field, SORRY, you are not eligible to participate.

*Finalists will be asked to submit an English summary of their speech.

5 Easy Steps to Participate!

Statement of Purpose

Since 1999, JASCO has been hosting the Annual Japanese Speech Contests, offering an opportunity for Japanese-language learners to showcase their achievements. 

The objective of this event is to foster Japanese language education throughout the state of Ohio by supporting the continued effort of local public schools and colleges to improve the quality of the Japanese-language learning environment. 

The winners of the contest will receive scholarships and various other prizes that will encourage them to continue studying Japanese language. 

This competition not only provides highly motivated students across the state with the chance to improve their Japanese language skills, but also inspires and encourages others to broaden their understanding of Japan, its culture, and the strong ties between Japan and United States. 

JASCO Speech Contest

In Collaboration With:

The Japanese Student Organization (JSO) at 
The Ohio State University

Students assist JASCO in planning of the speech contest as well as in managing and coordinating the day-of activities. 
They have no direct influence in the screening and judging process. 



Thank you for your support!

VENUE: Dublin Rec Center


For questions, contact Mamiko Saito (JASCO Director of Programming) via email or call JASCO Office at (614) 300-3054

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