SOAS University of London

About the Japanese Speech Contest: Spoken Business Japanese

The Japanese Speech Contest for Spoken Business Japanese was established in 1990 by the Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO), London, and the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.

The Sir Peter Parker Awards for this Contest 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.

Purpose of the Awards

The purpose of the Awards is to deepen the understanding of Japanese business culture by businessmen and women of the UK and 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.