Aoba hosts the Japanese Speech Contest For Foreign Diplomats 2020! 19 January 2021

On December 5, 2020, the 23rd Japanese Speech Contest for Foreign Diplomat 2020 was held.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was held online for the first time ever.

Thank you for all the contestants from various Embassies.  The contest was a huge success.  Each contestant presented their speeches in Japanese, and awards were given to 5 contestants.  Thank you, and congratulations!

Foreign Minister Award The United States of America Mr. Garvey McIntosh 
Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Award The Kingdom of the Netherlands Mr. Theo Peters
Agency for Cultural Affairs Commissioner’s Award The United States of America Ms. Pamela Pontius
Judge’s Special Award  The Republic of Singapore Mr. Isaac LEE
Judge’s Special Award  The Russian Federation Ms. Chizhova Polina


Aoba is the Organizing Committee for the contest, and also the co-host with the Foreign Embassies Friendship Association.  Sponsors are the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Technology, Ministry for Cultural Affairs, Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Minato Ward, NHK, Foreign Embassies, etc.

Please see following link for more details, and please contact the school if you are interested in watching the speeches.


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