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 was held on Tuesday 14th February 2017.
The results of the 27th Sir Peter Parker Awards
First prize winner:
Miss Phillippa Harvey (Sumitomo Mitsui Trust International LTD)
Less is More: How Shorter Working Hours Could Boost Japan's Productivity
Second prize winner:
Miss Chiara Comastri (Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies)
Overcoming Language Barriers in Healthcare: The Importance of a Medical Interpretation System in Japan
Third prize winner:
Mr Jonathan May (Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ)
Business Communication: The Second Language Barrier
Special prize winner:
Mr Victor Chuah (Japan Local Government Centre)
Problems in Japan, Answers in Europe