Japanese language related events

Ambassador's Prize 2017 - Victoria & Massey Universities

Ambassador Takata presented the Ambassador's Prizes to Ms Bella Reid who graduated from Victoria University this year and Ms Heyley Bartosh from Massey University at the residence on 1 June 2017.

Ms Reid is going to Japan as a CIR (Coordinator of InternationalRelations) through the JET (Japan Exchange and Teaching) programme in July this year.

Congratulations to both of you!


    Miss Bella Reid - Victoria University


   Miss Heyley Bartosh - Massey University

Ambassador's Prize 2014 - Victoria University

On 17 March 2015 Ambassador Nogawa presented the Ambassador’s Prize to Mr Jay Tweddle for his outstanding results amongst Japanese language course students at Victoria University of Wellington. Congratulations!

 

Ambassador’s Prize 2013 - Victoria University

ambassador's prizeCongratulations! On 14 January 2014 Ambassador Nogawa presented the Ambassador’s Prize to Ms Stephanie Luxford for her outstanding results amongst Japanese language course students at Victoria University of Wellington. Ms Luxford majors in Japanese Language. She hopes to take part in the JET Programme after graduating from Victoria.

 

Fourth Annual Wellington Regional Japanese Speech Competition

The fourth annual Wellington regional Japanese Speech Competition was held on Friday, 14 June 2013 at Firth Hall at Wellington College. The competition was organised by the Wellington Association of Japanese Language Teachers with the support of the Japan Foundation.

31 contestants from eight secondary schools and Victoria University took part, and the total audience, including teachers, was about 100 people. Students spoke on a variety of topics, including “Kanji”, “Sakana-kun”, and “Rice”.

Miss Alexandra King (Queen Margaret College) was awarded to the Ambassador’s prize

Congratulations to all of the participants!

Ambassador’s prize winner Miss Alexandra King (Queen Margaret College),
Ambassador Mr Yasuaki Nogawa.

Year 10 category winners:
1st - Jake Sandom (Onslow College) –“Self Introduction” (2nd from right)
2nd
- Eva Tinga(Wellington High School) – “My Dog” (2nd from left)
3rd
- Lucian Lau Young(Wellington College) –“Myself  and Family” (left)
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- Moesha Masoe-Jamese (Onslow College) – “My Dad (right) 
(*HC= Highly Commended)

Year 11 category winners:
1st - Malcolm Jones (Wellington College) – “My Take on Japan” (2nd from right)
2nd
- Sabrina Kao (Queen Margaret College) – “Food” (2nd from left)
3rd
- Andrew Moore (Onslow College) – “My Town” (left)
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-Lomani O’Hagan (Wellington High School) –“My Ideal Day” (right)

Year 12 category winners:
1st - Alexandra King (Queen Margaret College) – “Sakana-kun” (2nd from right)
2nd
- April Lim  (Hutt Valley High School) – “Simple Plan” (2nd from left)
3rd
- Jazz Kane (Wellington College) – “My Japanese Host Brother" (left)
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- Teresa Millar (Haretaunga College) –“How to make 2 minutes noodle” (right)

Year 13 category winners:
1st - Tamara Jenkin(Queen Margaret College) – “Rice” (2nd from right)
2nd
- Jayson Patel (Wellington College) – “My Experience of Tea Ceremony” (2nd from left)
3rd
- Calvina Deng (Hutt Valley High School) – “Purikura" (left)
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- Ellen Xiong (Hutt Valley High School) –“Tea in Japan” (right)

University Students category winners:

1st – Liu Yuan (Victoria University) – “Shanghai” (left)
2nd – Rose Dickison (Victoria University) – “Aotearoa” (right)


Ambassador’s Prize 2012 - Massey University

On 4 April 2013 Ambassador Nogawa presented the Ambassador’s Prize to Ms Susan Fuller for her outstanding results amongst Japanese language course students at Massey University. Ms Fuller works as a flight attendant for Air New Zealand and studies Japanese at Massey through their correspondence programme.

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HE Mr Yasuaki Nogawa awards the Ambassador's Prize for 2012 for Massey University to Ms Susan Fuller.

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Ms Susan Fuller with the Ambassador and her Japanese professors from Massey University.

Ambassador’s Prize 2012 - Victoria University

On 12 March 2013 Ambassador Nogawa presented the Ambassador’s Prize to Ms Mica Moore for her outstanding results amongst Japanese language course students at Victoria University of Wellington. Ms Moore majored in Japanese Language at the University and has previously studied in Japan under the JENESYS Training Programme for University Students Studying Japanese.

Ambassador's Prize 2009

HE Mr Yasuaki Nogawa awards the Ambassador's Prize for 2012 for Victoria University to Ms Mica Moore.

Ambassador’s Prize 2010

Ambassador's Prize 2009

(From left) H.E. Mr Hideto Mitamura, Mr Ryan McIntyre, and his father Mr Robbie McIntyre. Ambassador Mitamura presented the Ambassador’s Prize to Ryan on Thursday 11 July 2011 at the Embassy of Japan. Ryan is a second-year student at Victoria University and was awarded the prize for his outstanding results amongst Japanese language course students.

Ambassador’s Prize 2009

Ambassador's Prize 2009

(From left) H.E. Mr Toshihiro Takahashi, Miss Isabel Broome-Nicholson and Dr Andrew Barke, Director of Japanese Programme at Victoria University. Ambassador Takahashi presented the Ambassador’s Prize to Isabel on Thursday 26th November 2009 at the Embassy of Japan. Isabel is the top student in the third year Modern Japanese Literature Course of Victoria University.

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