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APU supports Japanese Speech Competition for Indonesian High School Students

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Mar 5, 2009


On Saturday, February 21, 2009, the Indonesia Japanese Speech Competition for High School Students was held in Jakarta, Indonesia. This was held with the cooperation of APU as it endeavors to nurture the human resources the approaching age of the Asia-Pacific region. APM Professor YAMAMOTO Susumu appeared on the judging panel.




On Saturday, February 21, 2009, the Indonesia Japanese Speech Competition for High School Students was held in Jakarta, Indonesia. This was held with the cooperation of APU as it endeavors to nurture the human resources the approaching age of the Asia-Pacific region. APM Professor YAMAMOTO Susumu appeared on the judging panel.

This speech competition was held as a place for students studying Japanese to show the results of their hard work and study. Jointly held by The Japan Foundation and the Indonesia Ministry of Education, Primary and Secondary Department Student Division, it was also an opportunity to learn about Japan, Japanese culture and lifestyle and Indonesia. This was the first time APU had supported this event.

The thirteen students who made it through the preliminary rounds in the 8 regions showed just how much practice they had put in with their fluent command of Japanese. The winner of the competition will now go on to appear at the World Japanese Speech Competition and those who placed 2nd, 3rd and 4th were given the opportunity to go on study trips to Japan.

The current number of students in Indonesian secondary educational institutions has risen to approximately 250,000. All of the competitions, including the preliminary rounds, were packed with spectators who showed their high level of interest in both Japan, its culture and language.

There are currently 186 Indonesian international students studying at APU (as of November 1, 2008) and the number of Indonesian APU graduates has risen to 132 (Grad. March 2002 – September 2008).

APU offers Indonesian language classes where students introduce Indonesian culture through their performances. Furthermore, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Dr. H. Jusuf ANWAR of the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Japan has met twice with APU President CASSIM. APU enjoys strong and cooperative ties with Indonesia.



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