The Embassy of Japan and the Japanese Teachers’ Association in Qatar (JALTAQ) in cooperation with the Japan School of Doha held “the 7th Qatar Japanese Speech Contest” on 9th May at the Japan School of Doha. The audience of more than 140 attended the contest including twenty eight Japanese language learners in Qatar participated in the contest under three categories.
Mr. Raed Al-Emadi was declared to be the winner of Free Topic Speech (Category C) who spoke about “Parents’ feelings”. He won a round-trip ticket to Tokyo sponsored by Qatar Airways. In Category B, there were B1 and B2 categories where participants were assigned theme, Ms. Mona Salama won the first place in B1 and received a digital camera sponsored by Fifty One East. In addition, Ms. Salama Al- Mannai won the first place in B2 and received a electronic dictionary sponsored by CHUBU Electric Power. As for Recitation in Category A, Ms. Aisha Abdulhadi won the first place. She received a dining voucher from Junko Sushi and Japanese books from JALTAQ.
Second and third place winners received prizes offered by Junko Sushi, MITSUI & CO, TAISEI Cooperation and JALTAQ. All the participants also received the gifts from Marubeni Cooperation and Embassy of Japan in Qatar. The ambassador of Japan to Qatar H.E. Mr. Shingo Tsuda expressed his sincere appreciation to all the generous sponsors for their support to the Japanese speech contest. Also, he gave a letter of appreciation to the Japan school of Doha
After the contest, Mr. Koji Ide, the principal of the Japan school of Doha, made special remarks. He was pleased to see many learners are studying Japanese and expressed that learning another language can broaden the learners’ view of the world and forms mutual friendship. Furthermore, songs in Arabic and Japanese performed by the pupils from the Japan School of Doha added spice which impressed the audience. The contest ended with a reception where all the participants and audience could enjoy eating Japanese dishes.
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