The 8th Japanese Speech Contest in Kenya

March 11, 2015


It is our great pleasure to invite you to this years Japanese Speech Contest,which is organized by Japanese Language Teachers Association Kenya (JALTAK) and the Embassy of Japan in Kenya.
Embassy of Japan and JALTAK, which was established in 2002 to promote Japanese language education in Kenya, have been jointly organizing three important events every year: Japanese Language Proficiency Tests and Japanese speech contest. and the Conference of Japanese Language Education in East Africa, which is the only conference of the sort in Sub-Saharan Africa.
There is an estimate of 1800 students in Kenya who are learning Japanese language at various institutions. Some of outstanding students have been given opportunities to participate in Japan Foundation’s Japanese Language training program in Japan.
It is our sincere wish that the event be instrumental in motivating Japanese language learners in Kenya and promoting cultural exchange between the two countries.
For this year’s contest, there are 13 contestants who are to deliver a speech in Japanese, a number of schools and colleges which are to perform Japanese songs, as well as some presentations on Japanese culture by a few individuals.
The panel of Judges is led by Ms Satomi, a visiting lecturer from Japan Foundation to Kenyatta University.
Lastly, our special thanks go to our sponsors: Japan Foundation, Mitsui & CO. Europe PLC, H.I.S, Valdivia Bio-energized Water, DoDo World, Rotho and Toridoll..
Without their supports and undertanding, we would not have been able to hold this year’s contest.


10:00 Gate Open
10:30 – 10:45 Opening Remark by Mr. Mikio Mori, Minister, Embassy of Japan.
Introduction of Judges by Ms. Aya Satomi, Japan Foundation Expert.
10:45 – 12:30 Japanese speeches
12:30 – 1:15 Lunch break
1:15 – 2:30 Presentation on Japanese Culture Entertainment
2:30 – 2:45 Entertainment
2:45 – 3:00 Announcement of the winners by Ms Satomi
3:00 Closing Remark by Mr Katsuji Nakamura,
Chair, Japanese Language Teachers Association – Kenya


[A] Culture of my people
[B] The happiest moment of my life
[C] The fun of studying Japanese
[D] Free topic


1. Lyndah Naswa Wasiku : My Encounter With Japanese Language
2. Samuel Kiura Ireri : My First Day at School
3. Faith Wambui Bundi : When you drink Alcohol
4. Maina Andrew Kay : My Family
5. Mary Njoki Njuguna : The Fun of Studying Japanese
6. Cliff Ombasa : My Country, Kenya
7. Sammy Mwiti : The Fun of Studying Japanese
8. Mbithe Nzomo : My Love For Japanese Music
9. Tabitha Susan Wanjiku Kibera : Happiest Moment of My Life
10. Ressa Nafula Kombi : Climate Change
11. Edward Karuri Kigumi : Is Social Media Good or Bad?
12. Winnie Wairimu : Mt.Kenya
13. Kelvin Irungu : Becoming a MANGAKA, My Dream, My Journey


1. KenyaUtalii College students – Song “Ue o muite arukoo”
2. Wamumu Rehabilitation School – Dance/Song “Sooran bushi”
3. Egerton University – Song “Tooku e ikitai”


1. Jane Muriithi – Origami
2. Faith Wanjiku – Education System in Japan
3. Mabrouk Abdelmoneim – Traditioinal Weaponaryand Armout in Japan
4. Ressa Kombi Nafula – Festivals in Japan
5. Lukhoba, Joy Luombo – Japanese Ceremonies
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