In the '12th Speech Contest in Japanese Language', top 10 Japanese language learners out of 21 contestants impressed the audience with their unique topics, rich contents and fluency in the language at the final round of the contest.
The speech contest was co-organised by the Embassy of Japan, the Japanese Universities Alumni Association in Bangladesh and Japan Foundation on Saturday in Dhaka.
Among the 10 final contestants, Md Tarek Rahman with the speech titled "Friendship between Japan and Bangladesh" in the advanced category received the biggest applause from the 4 Japanese Judges and won the first prize.
Mikasa Sanjana delivered a splendid speech on "Japanese Animation" and was awarded the first position in the Beginner's category.
This year's contest was sponsored by Kaicom Solutions Japan, Saito Nenshi Bangladesh Ltd, Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka, Sumitomo Corporation Asia & Oceania Pte Ltd, Nagasaki Restaurant, Nippon Koei Co Ltd, Mizuoh, YKK Bangladesh Pte Ltd, as well as the Japan Commerce & Industry Association in Dhaka.