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 Annual San Diego Japanese Speech Contest 


     
The San Diego Regional Japanese Speech Contest will take place on March 20, 2016 at 1:00 PM. This annual event aims to foster a deep understanding of Japan and its culture through the study of the Japanese language and by offering a place for local high school, community college, and university students to exhibit their Japanese language proficiency. Further, this event serves to connect students of the Japanese language so that they might forge bonds amongst themselves and encourage each other's study.

     In 2015,  the Contest Committee and Niigata Seiryo University teamed up with the San Diego Japanese Speech Contest in order to offer both a plane ticket to Japan and a one-month homestay-included cultural immersion trip as an additional prize for the winner of the college portion of the contest. 2015's winner enjoyed a tremendous experience in Niigata prefecture and came back to the US in July all-smiles. With great pleasure, we would like to announce that the 2016 contest plans to once again feature this additional prize. Among the judges expected to grace our panel for the 2016 contest are the Consul General of Japan, head judge and UCSD professor Eiko Ushida, and high school teacher Kyoko Shoji from Los Angeles's Notre Dame High School.  

     The requisites for entering this contest are the following:- Be a student at a San Diego area university, community college, or high school. - Have learned Japanese through school/self-study rather than, for example, through having a Japanese speaking household or having lived in Japan. etc. More details will be announced later this year!

The top 3 finalists from the high school division will receive eligibility to apply for the Aurora All-USA High School Japanese Speech Contest hosted by the Aurora Foundation. Please read the guidelines carefully. We look forward to receiving the application from many of you!! Registration:12:30
Time: from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Place: La Jolla Riford Library  Website: http://lajollalibrary.org/
    Address: 7555 Draper Ave, La Jalla, CA 92037
    Phone:  858 552 1657 
Parking: The library has a limited parking lot but there is street parking throughout the neighborhood – just check for signage.  For instance one side of Draper Ave is all day but the other side is only two hour parking. If you prepare enough time parking 
won't be a big problem. However, car-pooling is highly recommended. 

About Parking, driving 
and the Library neighborhood: Normally during rush hours, there is a traffic on La Jolla Parkway and Torrey Pines Road till Gerald, but it's Sunday lunch time, so it should not be too bad. Also there are many cute dining places around the La Jolla Riford Library. The Library is old compared to Carlsbad library which is currently under construction, but the staff members at La Jolla library are very nice! We are sure we will have a great time! 

Volunteers meeting time is  11:00 am. 


Look for this sign (SUNDAY EXCEPTED!!!)
you can park with this sign all day! But just in case,  
here is the p
arking in La Jollahttp://en.parkopedia.com/parking/la_jolla/

Check out the map carefully for additional possibility for parking just in case. 

restaurants near LIBRARY: http://www.lajollabythesea.com/restaurants
Facebook PageSan Diego Japanese Speech Contest 


Bathroom situation: 

from the library manager ^_^

In case you come hours before the registration:

Unfortunately there will not be anyone at the building before noon to let you in. Very close by there is a Vons supermarket that has public restrooms and across the road from the Vons is a Starbucks coffee place with public restrooms - plus you can get a coffee!

Vons supermarket: 7544 Girard Avenue (directly in front of you where Torrey Pines road junctions with Girard).

Starbucks: 2206 Torrey Pines Road.

Pannikin Coffee and Tea also has restrooms and is just up the road (corner of Girard and Pearl Street): 7467 Girard.
There are also public restrooms available at Ellen Browning Scripps Park by the La Jolla Cove.

19回サンディエゴ地区日本語スピーチコンテストのご案内
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19回サンディエゴ地区日本語スピーチコンテストのご案内をさせていただきます。
来たる2016320()午後1時より、「第19回サンディエゴ地区日本語スピーチコンテスト」を開催いたします。恒例となっているこのイベントは、日本語学習を通して日本ならびに日本文化のよりよい理解を深めるために地元の高校、短大、大学で日本語を学ぶ学生たちに日本語能力を発揮し競い合う場を提供し、また学習者同士がつながりお互いから学び合うための場でもあります。審査員には日本国総領事館からAD V
alderrama氏、審査委員長・カリフォルニア大学サンディエゴ校(UCSD)の牛田英子先生、ロサンゼルスからノートルダム高校の庄司京子先生をお迎えする予定です。参加資格はサンディエゴ地域の大学、短大、高校に通う生徒であること。家庭の中で日本語が日常的に話されていないことなどです。また、審査を待つ間に、地元出身のテノール歌手、横山ジョセフさんとピアニスト、ホブス尚美さんによる日本の歌が披露されます。応募要項の詳細は下記の本年のコンテストのウェブサイトをご覧ください。一同がんばって準備を進めておりますので、皆様のご協力を心から感謝申し上げます。

サンディエゴ日本語コンテスト委員会


Naomi Okumura Hobbs 
was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan. She earned her Music Degree at Musashino Music University in Tokyo, where she also taught for ten years. In 1998, one year before she moved to San Diego, she performed Rachmaninoff's Second Piano Concerto with the Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2012, she was the first prize winner of the Professional Division of the 7th international Piano Competition in Mexico, and in this year, Naomi became the gold medalist of 6th Seattle International Piano Competition. 

Joseph Almahaya (Yokoyama),
 a native San Diegan, is a classically trained singer, and a professional in the field of musical theater. Joseph holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Vocal Performance and a Master of Fine Arts Degree from the elite M.F.A. in Musical Theater Program from San Diego State University. His love of musical theater has not only allowed him to perform on many local stages here in San Diego, but composed by the iconic David Foster. Joseph's debut Japanese-language album, Memory of Love is available this winter.

https://sites.google.com/site/oshirasesalon/96---2-piano-concert

Mailing address: 
San Diego Japanese Speech Contest Committee
P. O. Box 28884, San Diego, CA 92198
Fax: 858-217-6069
web: https://sites.google.com/site/sdjsc2016/home
SDJSC
C@gmail.com


Bathroom near the library in case you come hours before the registration:

Unfortunately there will not be anyone at the building before noon to let you in. Very close by there is a Vons supermarket that has public restrooms and across the road from the Vons is a Starbucks coffee place with public restrooms - plus you can get a coffee!

Vons supermarket: 7544 Girard Avenue (directly in front of you where Torrey Pines road junctions with Girard).

Starbucks: 2206 Torrey Pines Road.

Pannikin Coffee and Tea also has restrooms and is just up the road (corner of Girard and Pearl Street): 7467 Girard.
There are also public restrooms available at Ellen Browning Scripps Park by the La Jolla Cove.







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