H.I.H. Prince Takamado Trophy
75th All Japan Inter-Middle School
English Oratorical Contest
September 30, 2023
Released results for the H.I.H. Prince Takamado Trophy 75th All Japan Junior High School English Oratorical Contest Tokyo Prefectural Contest.
July 31, 2023
Posted a query regarding the use of generative AI to the Frequently Asked Questions .
July 25, 2023
Started accepting applications for the Tokyo Prefectural Contest .
June 26, 2023
Posted the competition poster on the Download page .
June 20, 2023
Progressively releasing competition guidelines for the prefectural contests on the Download page .
May 30, 2023
Published the Contest Procedures and the Download page .
May 26, 2023
H.I.H. Prince Takamado Trophy 75th All Japan Inter-Middle School English Oratorical Contest Event Details
H.I.H. Prince Takamado Trophy 75th All Japan Inter-Middle School English Oratorical Contest Tokyo Prefectural Contest Event Details
Grand Reception Participants*
*An internal investigation, round figure
The Final Contest
The Grand Reception
Place: Imperial Hotel (Tokyo)
I would like to express my gratitude for giving me such a fascinating experience. The wonderful part of all is that the heart is, amazingly, continuing up until now. As Prince Takamado mentioned, the so-called "English speaker" is nothing special anymore. We should be highly aware of what the next generation is going to be required. Thank you for giving me so many unforgettable memories.
One of the pleasures of attending the national competitions is the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with other English teachers from all over Japan. The "cafe" held on one of the evenings was especially memorable, as teachers both reaffirmed and rediscovered what is relevant in being a "good" teacher.
Coming from being a high school instructor in Japan, this was my first time having a student participate in a speech contest for junior high school students. I found that in the regional preliminary as well as the final round there was little to separate the contestants. All the students' performances were very polished.