OMU News

Jan 12, 2023

OMU student wins Japanese Speech Contest for International Students from Two Universities

On December 4, 2022, the 6th Japanese Speech Contest for International Students from Two Universities was held at Kansai University’s Umeda Campus, hosted by the Council for Comprehensive Collaboration from OMU and Kansai University. Six international students, three from each university, gave speeches in Japanese with the theme “Experiences of Interaction with Other Cultures,” and were judged on content and delivery.

OMU was represented at the competition by master’s student Shuhan Lei in the Graduate School of Human Life and Ecology, second-year student Zhihao Song in the School of Business, and first-year student Chenying Sun in the School of Economics.

Shuhan Lei gave a speech titled “The Appeal of Cross-Cultural Exchange,” Zhihao Song gave a speech titled “Barriers Other than Language,” and Chenying Sun gave a speech titled “Memory,” which won the gold award for first place, a brilliant achievement.

After the contest, the contestants took pictures together and conversed, deepening the cross-university exchange, and creating a great deal of fun and excitement.

Comment from Chenying Sun:

In this speech contest for international students from two universities, I not only practiced my own Japanese, but I also learned a lot from listening to the speeches of other orators. I felt like I was growing and am glad that the university gave me such a valuable opportunity.

Participants from the university

Shuhan Lei

Zhihao Song


International Relations Division
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