J.LIVE 2021 Report


2021 J.LIVE finalists on Zoom


The final round of George Washington University’s seventh annual J.LIVE Talk, a national presentation contest open to college-level Japanese learners and, for the second consecutive year, high-school learners of Japanese, was held on Saturday, November 13, via Zoom and live streamed to YouTube.  The event featured presentations from nine exceptional finalists, who were selected from amongst 54 applicants hailing from 12 states (CA, FL, IN, KY, MD, MI, NC, OH, PA, RI, TX, VA) and the District of Columbia.

Though historically held on the George Washington University campus, continuing challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic again caused us to hold the event online.  The finalists delivered their dynamic presentations to a distinguished panel of judges and an audience of several hundred viewers watching live on YouTube.