The Japan-America Society of Central Ohio (JASCO) and the Japanese Student Organization (JSO) are pleased to announce the finals for the 18th Annual Japanese Speech Contest will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Dublin Recreational Center (5600 Post Rd., Dublin, OH 43017). Ten finalist from high schools and ten from universities from across the state will perform their speeches in front of four judges as well an audience of friends, family, and peers. Come and see the next generation of Japanese language learners! Finalists will be judged based on speech content, language ability, delivery, and memorization and maintaining the time limit. The contest is also sponsored by Central Ohio Japanese Association of Commerce (COJAC), the Consulate General of Japan in Detroit, and the Japan Foundation (Los Angeles) and the Institute for Japanese Studies.