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Nihongo Cup 2019 - Finals Day
Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) July 2019

Nihongo Cup 2019 - Finals Day   org

Come and see the UK's talented young students of Japanese language at the Finals Day of the Nihongo Cup - the Japanese Speech Contest for Secondary Schools!

Students from all levels of secondary education – Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 – will showcase their amazing talent and hard work in their Japanese language studies while competing for some fantastic prizes – including a trip to Japan!

Entry is free – No booking required.

To read our report about last year's finals day, click here.


  • 12:00 – 12:30  Arrival and registration
  • 12:30 – 12:35  Welcome Speeches:
  •   Eiji Taguchi, Director  General, Japan   Foundation London
  •   Professor Sho Konishi, Director of the Nissan   Institute of Japanese Studies
  • 12:35 – 12:40  Introduction to Programme: Anne Rajakumar,   JLC, Master of Ceremonies
  • 12:40 – 13:00  Speeches from Key Stage 3 Finalists
  • 13:00 – 13:15  Interval (Holbrook Primary School   performance)
  • 13:15 – 13:40  Speeches from Key Stage 4&5 pre-GCSE   finalists
  • 13:40 – 14:00  Interval
  • 14:00 – 14:05  Presentation on the Japanese  Speech   Awards:
  •   Kei See (former pupil of Hockerill Anglo-  European College)
  • 14:05 – 14:55  Speeches from Key Stage 4&5 post-GCSE   finalists
  • 14:55 – 15:15  Interval
  • 15:15 – 15:20  Comments by Chair of Judges
  • 15:20 – 15:40  Prize giving ceremony
  • 15:40 – 15:45   Closing Speech: Toshinori Sano,
  •   Embassy of Japan
  • 15:45 – 16:30  Refreshments
  • 16:30  Close

To download a poster for this year's Finals Day, click here

Date: 22 June 2019 from 12.30pm to 4.30pm

Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies, University of Oxford

27 Winchester Road, Oxford, OX 2 6NA

For more information, please click here.

The Nihongo Cup is co-organised by the Japanese Language Committee of the Association for Language Learning (ALL) and the Japan Foundation London.


In collaboration with the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies, University of Oxford

Supported by:


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Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) July 2019   org

The Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) is a test which evaluates and certifies the Japanese-Language Proficinecy of non-native speakers of Japanese.The test is conducted twice a year, in July and December, in Japan and various locations around the world.

The next JLPT will take place on Sunday 7th July 2019, at two locations in the UK: London (SOAS University of London) and Edinburgh (the University of Edinburgh).

Please note that registration to take the test at SOAS and Edinburgh have both now CLOSED due to the test centre reaching maximum capacity.

Please refer to each university’s website for registration details.

Please note that the registration at each test centre may close early when the test centre has reached its maximum capacity.

For more information about the test, please visit the JLPT website.

Date: 7 July 2019
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