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14th National Japanese speech contest held in Dhaka

The 14th National Japanese speech contest was held at the Embassy of Japan in Dhaka on Saturday.

At the final round of the contest, top 16 Japanese language learners impressed the audience and judges with their speaking skills.

The competition was co-organized by the Japanese Universities Alumni Association in Bangladesh (JUAAB), the Japan Foundation, and the Embassy of Japan, UNB reports.

Among the 16 final contestants, Tanzina Afroz for her speech “A Memorable Japanese Word”, in the advanced category, won the first prize.

Christina Miti Rozario delivered a speech on “The Prince on a Black Horse” and was awarded the first prize in the Beginner’s category.

This year’s contest was sponsored by Itochu Corporation, Marubeni Corporation, Kaicom Solutions Japan, Mitsubishi Corporation, Nagasaki Restaurant, Nippon Koei Co., Ltd., Saito Nenshi Bangladesh LTD., YKK Bangladesh Pte Ltd., as well as the Japan Commerce and Industry Association in Dhaka.