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PCC Hosts Annual Japanese Speech Contest April 20

April 19, 2013

Tucson, AZ – Pima Community College will host Tucson's 11th Annual Japanese Speech Contest on April 20. 

The event, noon to 5 p.m., at PCC’s West Campus, 2202 W. Anklam Road, is free and open to the public.  The Japanese Speech Contest allows students of Japanese language at all skill levels an opportunity to demonstrate their abilities.  The event features cultural exhibits, performances and student speech competitions. 

This year, 15 students from Pima Community College and 10 students from The University of Arizona will give their speeches. 

“I am heartened to see the passion, determination and discipline these participants have put in to excel in the language,” said Yosei Sugawara, Japanese language instructor at Pima.  

The 11th Annual Tucson Japanese Speech Contest is funded by Pima Community College, local businesses, nonprofit organizations and a grant from the Japan Foundation.  The competition is organized by Pima Community College and the Tucson Japanese Speech Contest Committee of the Southern Arizona Association for Japanese Education.  For more details, view the schedule.

  • When: Saturday, April 20, 2013, noon-5 p.m.
  • Where: PCC West Campus, 2202 W. Anklam Road, Community Room, J-G05
  • Cost: Free and open to the public
  • Info:

C.J. Karamargin
Vice Chancellor for Public Information and Federal Government Relations
(520) 206-4850