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2020 Ohio Japanese Speech Contest Streaming Online 


The winners are as follows:



First Place – Joshua Gauche (Finneytown Secondary Campus)

Second Place – Aidan Johantges (Marysville Early College High School)

Third Place – Michael Hughes (Marysville Early College High School)



First Place – Mark Hornyak (Case Western Reserve University)

Second Place – Hannah Lee (The Ohio State University)

Third Place – Alexandre Gunnerson (The Ohio State University)


First Place – Isaac Bennett (The Ohio State University)

Second Place – Sarah Hipple (University of Findlay)

Third Place – Chuling Peng (The Ohio State University)


Thank you so much to all the participants for their hard work and preparation in advance of this year's speech contest, and their patience and cooperation as transitioned to an online format. We hope that everyone will continue working hard at your Japanese language studies, and that you’ll consider participating in the speech contest again next year! We hope to see everyone in-person for the 2021 contest!


Special thanks to the sponsors of this year's Ohio Japanese Speech Contest:

  • Central Ohio Japanese Association of Commerce

  • Consulate General of Japan in Detroit

  • Dublin Technical Systems

  • Hidaka USA

  • Honda Trading

  • Japan Foundation Los Angeles

  • Japan Marketplace

  • Nissin Travel

  • The Ohio State University Institute for Japanese Studies

  • Ohio University Dublin College of Health Sciences and Professions

  • Ohio Wesleyan University

  • Schneider Downs

  • Shoko Yoshitake

  • THK Manufacturing of America

  • Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

Japanese Language Learners in Ohio!
It's time to showcase your accomplishments and win prizes!

- Awards -

$2,000 Prize for 1st Place
$200 Prize for 2nd Place
Consul General's Award trophy for 3rd Place


2020 Ohio Japanese Speech Contest Information

2020 Ohio Japanese Speech Contest Handbook & Application


2020 Ohio Japanese Speech Contest Speech-Writing Materials

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2020 Ohio Japanese Speech Contest Eligibility Information

If you have any questions about your eligibility, please contact jasco@jas-co.org.

2020 Ohio Japanese Speech Contest Sponsors

The 2020 Ohio Japanese Speech Contest is made possible through the support of the following organizations and individuals:



Japan Marketplace

Ohio Wesleyan University

 Shoko Yoshitake

Consulate General of

Japan in Detroit

Honda Trading

Nissin Travel Service

Ohio State University


Dublin Technical Systems

Japan Foundation

Ohio University

Schneider Downs


© 2020 by Japan-America Society of Central Ohio

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