7/25/2019 Breaking News!
Zane Adlam, the high school winner of SDJSC2019 has won Audience Special Award at the International Japanese Speech Competition at Matsuyama, Shikoku, Japan via All USA High School Japanese Speech Contest. Congratulations!
ゼーンさんは愛媛県松山市で開催された第２４回海外高校生による日本語スピーチコンテストにて会場特別賞を受賞されました。おめでとうございます! (Photos; Sato Umabe-sensei, video made by FumikoTachibana)
Landis, a humor award recipient, was invited to the SDJBA party last night. Some details will follow. (https://sdjsc.blogspot.com/2018/08/san-diego-japanese-speech-contest-2019.html)
(video made by FumikoTachibana)
We had a fantastic contest! Photos & Videos (c) Nic Flynn, Garrett Lam
22nd San Diego Annual Japanese Speech Contest
(Karolina 2017 and Cianna 2016)
22nd Annual San Diego Japanese Speech Contest
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The San Diego Regional Japanese Speech Contest will take place on March 17, 2019 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 among themselves and encourage each other's study.
Among the judges expected to grace our panel for the 2018 contest are a vice consul at the Consul General of Japan,
head judge and SDSU professor Dr. Ryu Kitajima, high school teacher Ms. Kyoko Shoji from Los Angeles's Notre Dame High School, and a special guest, Vice Consul Tanaka from the Consulate General of Japan in LA. During the intermission, we are inviting Mr. Don Quinn, a rock musician and teacher, to sing together with the audience. It's going to be a fun time for everyone!
We will be also offering a silent auction (via email before the contest) for the audience to participate in bidding for a round trip ticket to Japan as part of fundraising. We will be ready to invite you on this page soon! For inquiries please write to firstname.lastname@example.org (attn: Mrs. Tachibana)
Date: March 17, 2019
Time: from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Place: La Jolla Riford Library Website: http://lajollalibrary.org/
Address: 7555 Draper Ave, La Jolla, 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!
Look for this sign (SUNDAY EXCEPTED!!!)
you can park with this sign all day! But just in case,
here is the parking in La Jolla: http://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
Our Facebook Page: San Diego Japanese Speech Contest
from the library manager
In case you come hours before the registration:
It's Sunday. Unfortunately the library is closed till 12:30 pm. There is Vons, Starbucks near by Vons is at 7544 Girard Avenue.
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.
San Diego Japanese Regional Speech Contest Committee, ATTN: Fumiko Tachibana, Chair
P. O. Box 28884, San Diego, CA 92198, email@example.com