Thank you all for attending the 6th Oshaberi Japanese Speech Contest

February 2, 2016 Posted in Report



Twenty-five foreign residents living in Kitakyushu and the surrounding areas gave wonderful speeches on topics of their own choice. Around 250 people came to hear them on the day!

The 6th Oshaberi Japanese Speech Contest

When: January 31st (Sun) 14:00-17:30

Where: Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art, Kurosaki Citizen Gallery,

            COMCITY 3F, Kurosaki 3-15-2, Yahata-nishi ward

Twenty-five contestants from various walks of life took part. Technical interns, housewives, students, language teachers e.t.c all gave fantastic speeches.
The contestants hailed from countries from all over the world including: Vietnam, Indonesia, China, the Phillipines, Korea, America, Ireland and Mongolia!


The “Touched My Heart” prizes were decided by audience vote. The adjudication was not based off of Japanese ability.

The Results

“Touched My Heart” prize 1st place (2 winners)

Nyugen Thi Diu (Vietnam) 
Speech title: Ichigoichie ( Treasure every day as though it were your last)

Abdul Somad (Indonesia) 
Speech title: Being different is something wonderful



“Touched My Heart” prize 3rd place

Febi Firdaus (Indonesia) 
Speech title: Indonesia’s Independence Day



“Touched My Heart” prize 4th place

Duong Thi Mui (Vietnam) 
Speech title : “Thank you, Japanese”



“Presenter” prize (2 winners)

Ni Huarong (China)
Speech title: "Life in Japan"


Doan Thi Tham (Vietnam) 
Speech title: “Even now I still can’t say thank you to my mother”



Congratulations to our prize winners and thank you to every contestant for providing us with such a wonderful array of speeches to hear on the day!

Cable TV J:COM also came to film on the day. The Oshaberi Japanese Speech Contest is expected to appear as a 3 minute segment on the “Daily News” show on J:COM channel 11 on the 4th, 6th and 7th of February. So for those of you who missed the event it's self, have no fear! No can still catch the highlights on TV!

Sponsors: Japanese Oshaberi Executive Committee. Kitakyushu International Association (KIA)

Japanese Oshaberi Executive Committee,

The Japanese Oshaberi Executive Committee is made up of a team of Japanese language teaching volunteers and other volunteers.
We would like to offer a big thank you to the committee for its hard work and dedication in preparing this years contest!

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Kurosaki 3-15-3, Yahatanishi, Kitakyushu-shi ComCity 3F
Opening hours: 9:00am–5:30pm
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