J. LIVE Talk


Sponsored by The Japanese Program at George Washington University with support from organizations including Sasakawa USA, J. LIVE Talk (Japanese Learning Inspired Vision and Engagement) offers college-level students the opportunity to showcase their Japanese language communication skills in the format of a speech competition. Launched in 2015, the competition aims to provide a platform for graduate and undergraduate students of institutions of higher education to showcase their proficiency in Japanese, polish their public speaking skills, share ideas from their unique perspectives, and connect with the larger Japanese-affiliated community.


J. LIVE Talk 2017
November 5, 2017
College-level Japanese learners from across the United States competed to win scholarships, cash prizes and trips to Japan at the third annual J. LIVE Talk 2017, held on Sunday, November 5th at The George Washington University. J. LIVE (Japanese Learning Inspired Vision and Engagement) Talk 2017 contestants delivered presentations in Japanese to an audience of more than 130, using audio-visual materials, audience interactions, and other innovations to enhance their messages.

J. LIVE Talk 2016
November 16, 2016
Students broadening their global horizons by studying Japanese had the opportunity to prove their talent and further their goals at the final round of the second annual J. LIVE Talk 2016 at George Washington University. Click through to view the event listing, or read a summary of the winners.

J. LIVE Talk 2015
November 8, 2015
Co-sponsored by The Japanese Program and The Language Center at GWU with support from organizations including Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA, the inaugural J. LIVE Talk was launched as the only active university–level speech competition in the region. Click through to view the event list, or read a summary of the program. 

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Photo credit: J. Live Talk 2017 held at the Marvin Center (GWU) on November 5, 2017. Photography by Joy Asico/Asico Photo.

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