SOAS University of London

Japanese Speech Contest: Spoken Business Japanese

Dedicated to the memory of the late Sir Peter Parker

The purpose of the Sir Peter Parker Awards for Spoken Business Japanese is to deepen the understanding of Japanese business culture by businessmen and women of the countries of the European Union through study of the Japanese language, and to contribute to goodwill and mutual understanding with the people of Japan through better communication.

The Sir Peter Parker Awards for Spoken Business Japanese were established in 1990 by the Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) London, and the SOAS, University of London. The Awards are widely recognised as having made a significant contribution to the recent growth in the use of Japanese in business, as well as having benefited participants in their professional careers.
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27th Sir Peter Parker Awards for Spoken Business Japanese

The 27th Sir Peter Parker Awards for Spoken Business Japanese is going to be held on Tuesday 14th February 2017 at Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, SOAS, University of London.

The results of the 26th Sir Peter Parker Awards
First prize winner:

Mr Jonathan King  (Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited)
Nature Versus Nurture: What makes a successful businessman?

Second prize winner:

Mr Matthew  Brown  (Brunswick Group LLP)
Lessons from Takaoka city: Facing challenges with innovation

Third prize winner:

Mrs Raile Rauk  (Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Europe, LTD)
Think global, act local

Special prize winner:
Mr Artur Olszewski   (Graduate student, Oxford University)
Japanese Corporate Governance Reform : Reinvigorating Corporate Japan?

Finalists' Presentations

Prizewinners and finalists of previous years: