The 29th Manitoba District Japanese Speech Contest
On March 3rd, the 29th Manitoba District Japanese Speech Contest was held at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Manitoba. This year, 14 students majoring in Japanese at the University of Manitoba and the University of Winnipeg presented their speeches in Japanese on a variety of unique themes such as dreams for the future, memories of traveling to Japan, the importance of health and cats vs. dogs.
Consul-General Tanabe, who participated as the top judge, remarked that learning a foreign language is like having a key to open a door to a different world. He encouraged the students to use the key to further explore Japanese culture and to continue to stay connected with Japan after they graduate.