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Japanese Speech Contest: Spoken Business Japanese

Dedicated to the memory of the late Sir Peter Parker

Due to the spread of the corona virus the 31st SPPA as originally scheduled in mid-February this year has been postponed.

We shall continue to monitor the situation and we will announce the new date in due course.

30th Sir Peter Parker Awards for Spoken Business Japanese: Open to the Public


Final Round of the Japanese Speech Contest for Spoken Business Japanese was held on Wednesday 12 February 2020

Prize winners for the 30th Sir Peter Parker Awards for Spoken Business Japanese

First Prize winner:

Mr Zhihang Wang (Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies)

Topick: Back to the Heartland: Business Opportunities in Central Asia for Japan and Europe

Second Prize winner: 

Mr Ben Jones (BJ Translation LTD)

Topick: Interpreting Japanese / English business discussions

Third Prize winner:

Mr Samy Narrainen (Jagex Games Studio)

Topick: Improving the image of Japanese work-life

Special prize winner:

Mr Viv Paranjape (Inconvo)

Topick: Like sugar in milk: Immigration and Integration.

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Prizewinners and finalists of previous years: