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U of M Students Compete in Japanese Speech Contest

Speech finalists from the University of Minnesota competed in the 31st Annual Japanese Language Speech Contest in Chicago.
April 4, 2017

Photo of Four Speech Contest Competitors from Asian Lang. & Lit.

Photo of Four Speech Contest Competitors from Asian Lang. & Lit.
Left to Right: Eva Yau, Shane Sletten, Eric Campbell, Feng Xiong

On Saturday March 27, 2017, four speech finalists from the University of Minnesota competed in the 31st Annual Japanese Language Speech Contest at the Japanese Consulate General of Japan in Chicago.

- Eva Yau (ALL Major, currently enrolled in 3rd year Japanese) was awarded the Illinois Association of Teachers of Japanese (IATJ) Award. 

- Shane Sletten (currently enrolled in 4th year Japanese) received the Japan Airlines Award. 

- Feng Xiong (ALL Major, currently enrolled in 3rd year Japanese) and Eric Campbell (currently enrolled in 2nd year Japanese) received the Bonjinsha Award. 

Congratulations from the Department of Asian Languages and Literatures! Way to go!