The 35th Annual Japanese Speech Contest

The Consular Office of Japan in Portland is pleased to announce our 35th Annual Japanese Speech Contest, which will be held in the Hawthorne Room of the Wells Fargo Center Building from 12:00 – 3:00 pm on Sunday, April 14th, 2024. 
The contest is open to middle and high school students who are studying Japanese language.  
Division 1 novice category is for beginning Japanese learners. Division 2 is for middle & high school students. Division 3 is for immersion program students of middle and high school level or students who are from homes where Japanese is spoken.
The application deadline is Friday, April 5th. Space is limited and we will close the application process when capacity is reached.
For Contest Guidelines and Entry Forms please see the following links.
35th Annual Japanese Speech Contest Guidelines
Entry Forms:
Japanese Speech Contest Entry Form
If you have questions, please feel free to contact the Consular Office of Japan at (503) 221-1811 or email