Consulate-General of Japan organized Japanese Language Speech Contest in Karachi

KARACHI – The Consulate-General of Japan in Karachi and Pakistan Japan CulturalAssociation (PJCA) organized the 34TH Japanese Language Speech Contest at the JapanInformation and Culture Center in Karachi. In the speech contest, 9 Japanese language students participated and showed their performance of their Japanese fluency.

The winner, Mr. Imran Saeed, spoke about global warming and how dozens of people died from a suffocating heat wave last year in Karachi as temperatures exceed 40 Celsius degrees. He emphasized that we take immediate action to tackle the dangerous weather and save people’lives from such a serious threat.

Ms. Urwa Sajjad, who gave a speech on “Grades don’t define you” was the runner-up and the third place went to Ms. Sumbul Mehmood who gave an interesting insight into the Japanese onomatopoeia. Speaking at the event,

Mr. Toshikazu Isomura, Consul-General of Japan in Karachi, emphasized that learning a foreign language provides an opportunity to have a broader perspective of the culture and society of the country, and hoped that this annual event will further contribute to promote the Japanese language in Pakistan and then deepen the mutual understanding amongst people of both countries.