SOAS University of London

Japanese Speech Contest: Spoken Business Japanese

Dedicated to the memory of the late Sir Peter Parker

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


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

Contest: 3.00pm – 5.30pm

Awards Ceremony: 6.00pm-7.00pm

Raffle Draw: Audience members get a chance to win some fantastic prizes!

Venue: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, SOAS, University of London, Russell Square, London WC1H OXG

Everyone welcome!

Prize winners for the 29th Sir Peter Parker Awards for Spoken Business Japanese

First Prize winner:

Mr Graeme Lawrence (Hitachi Europe Ltd)

30 years working with Japanese firms: Some tips for achieving a successful workplace

Second Prize winner:

Ms Jusztina Bukta (Bloomberg LP)

What does it mean to speak Japanese as a foreigner?

Third Prize winner:

Mr Robert Maracine (University of Bucharest, MA student)

Generation Y to Generation Z: Understanding the youngest employees

Special Prize Winner

Ms Melissa Parnaby (Hokuriku Bank)

Brexit and Japan-UK relations

Other finalists:

Mr Joshua Gallagher (Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies)

From Silver to Gold: The Benefits of An Ageing Society

Ms Hannah Eastham (The Japan Society)

Reflections on the past for the future of doing business with Japan

Mr Glenn Kembrey (Freshfields Bruckhause Deringer)

Working together: Partnerships between Japanese and foreign companies

Ms Susan Cooper (Mitsui & Co. Europe)

Plastic, Packaging and Perfectionism in Japan

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Prizewinners and finalists of previous years: