Published June 30, 2020 by Japanese Program

2020 Japanese Essay Contest Winners

Bowdoin students continued their winning streak by receiving four top awards at the Tenth Annual Japanese Language Contest organized by the Consulate General of Japan in Boston this past spring.
(L-R) Kyra Tan ’23, Yujin Moon ’20, Hung-te Wu ’22, Ella Jaman ’22.
(L-R) Kyra Tan ’23, Yujin Moon ’20, Hung-te Wu ’22, Ella Jaman ’22.

The competition is comprised of a speech contest and an essay contest and participants come from high schools, colleges, and universities all over New England. The college competition includes beginner, intermediate, and advanced divisions for the essay contest and intermediate and advanced divisions for the speech contest.

There was no award ceremony this year due to the pandemic but a virtual event is scheduled for this fall. Congratulations to all of the winners!

Ella Marie Jaman

2nd place, college advanced division essay

『祖父の軍刀』 (“Grandfather's Sword”)

Yujin Moon

2nd place, college intermediate division essay

『手放せない支え、日本』 (“Indispensable Japan”)
(Yujin also placed first last year in the college beginner division essay.)

Kyra Tan

3rd place, college beginner division essay

『イチゴのお弁当包』 (“Strawberry Furoshiki”)

Hung-te Wu
3rd place, college advanced division essay

『のび太の家』 (“Nobita's House”)