J.LIVE Talk 2016

J.LIVE (Japanese Learning Inspired Vision and Engagement) Talk is a college-level Japanese language speech competition that emphasizes a comprehensive range of learned communication skills. Unlike a traditional speech contest, this competition will evaluate the dynamism, vision and level of engagement of each participant’s presentation, which can include audio-visual materials, audience interaction, and other innovations that enhance his or her talk in a manner similar to the TED (Technology, Entertainment, and Design) talks. 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.

The competition consists of a preliminary round (September 1-October 13) during which entrants send in a short video on a designated topic, followed by a final round of live presentations of their choice held at the George Washington University on November 13, 2016. The top awards include a chance to study abroad in Japan, as well as cash prizes.

J.LIVE Talk 2016 is supported by the following organizations (by alphabetical order):

  • All Nippon Airways
  • Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, GW
  • Embassy of Japan, Washington, DC
  • George Washington University
  • Japan Commerce Association of Washington, DC
  • Japan Commerce Association of Washington, DC, Foundation, Inc
  • Japan Foundation, Los Angeles
  • Language Center, GW
  • Naganuma School
  • Nanzan University
  • Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA
  • Sigur Center for Asian Studies, GW
  • Sojitz Foundation
  • TOP NY
  • Washington Japanese Heritage Center



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J.LIVE Talk 2016 poster