The 56th International Speech Contest in Japanese
Host：International Education Center、International Exchange Fund, Higashiomi City
2015.06.13 (Sat) Deadline: Friday, April 24th 2015/ Venue: Yokaishi Bungei Hall, Higashiomi City, Shiga Prefecture.
◇Topic and length ：
Any topic is welcome, except advertising and evangelistic messages and works published elsewhere are not permitted. The time limit is 6 minutes.
◇Who can participate ：
People whose native languages are not Japanese, will be 15 years of age or older by the day of the competition, and haven`t won the foreign minister award or the MEXT award in previous competitions.
◇ Application deadline ： April 24th, 2015 (Fri)
For more details, see the links below (Japanese)
Poster (Japanese) http://www.iec-nichibei.or.jp/pdf/speechcontest56_poster.pdf
※About transportation costs ：
The host will take care of costs for transportation to lodging in Higashiomi City for finalists, however this is in principle only for public transportation and taxi fees would be paid by the finalist.
※About lodging ：
The hosts will arrange and pay for lodging (the day before and day of) for finalists.
■For questions about the competition:
International Education Center
1-21 Yotsuya, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0004
Open Monday-Friday 9：00 to 17：00