Wonderful Speeches

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Jul 25, 2014 22:31
Are you interested in the speeches by people who come to Japan from different countries in Japanese? I watched the videos of “What I saw in Japan” #55 the speech contest on the 12 of July.

It was held in Matsue in Shimane prefecture because of marking the 110th anniversary of Yakumo Koizumi's death. His real name was Patrick Lafcadio Hearn. He came to Japan and wrote Japanese kwaidan such as Yukionna, The Story of Mimi-Nashi-Hoichi, Mujina, and many other stories.

Though I haven’t watched all of the performances yet, I was really impressed and admired all the participants’ excellent achievements.
Do you think you would be able to do like that in your learning language, too? I wonder how they get their strong Japanese abilities. Speaking in front of many audiences must be under great strain or tension. I don't think I will be able to make speech in English, so I'd like to give them a round of applause heartily.

I found videos of four different winners of the contest. To motivations for your learning language, why don't you to take a look at these and listen to wonderful speeches? I think you can learn some Japanese and the spirits of Japanese from them.


●外務大臣賞
カ ギョウ オン(何 暁恩)さん(China・島根大学 大学生)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrGou5jDquI

●文部科学大臣賞
ジョン サンジン(丁 賞珍)さん(Korea・インターナショナルスクール・オブ・ビジネス 専門学校生)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmkCncSn66A

●主催団体賞
コリン ブルース ウィルソンさん(U.S.A・ジーアイアールコーポレーション 会社員)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1nIxWYsxkU

●会場審査員賞
カンベイロ ローラ タオさん(France・琉球大学 大学生)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCjmxcDDcGs