Edinburgh University student wins the ‘Thirteenth Japanese Speech Contest for University Students’

On 24th February, the Japan Foundation held the Thirteenth Japanese Speech Contest for University Students at King’s College London. University of Edinburgh 4th year Japanese language students Hester Mullen and Peter Adolfsson participated in the speech category, giving excellent presentations.
Hester Mullen came first in the contest with her speech, “Shimokawa, the Vibrant Future City of the Forest: What a Small Japanese Town Can Teach the World”, and Peter Adolfsson was also nominated as a finalist with his speech, “Beyond the nation state: overcoming linguistic stereotypes in a global world”. Both students displayed a high level of Japanese ability, and their chosen topics were also very highly evaluated.
We look forward to hearing about this year’s speech contestants’ activities and achievements in future.
For more information, please visit the Japan Foundation website:  http://www.jpf.org.uk/news.php#438