Boston Area Speech Presentations

Read and watch the speeches of Brandeis students who have participated in the Annual Boston Area Speech Presentation.

Past Events

Spring 2013

The Third Annual Japanese Language Contest Consulate General of Japan in Boston


(1) Speech Contest: May 11 at Consulate General, Coolidge Corner Branch

Yoonah Park「私のおじいちゃん」won 3rd place in the intermediate division.

(2) Essay Contest

Choqun Wang 「日本の魅力」 won 3rd place in the intermediate division

JSA Presents

HARUMATSURI -Spring Festival- 


Saturday, April 27th,  3:00pm ~


Cultural Activities, Japanese Cuisine, Carnival Games, Prizes!


Join the World of Japanese Traditional Card Game!

An Introductory Lesson in Competitive Karuta from an "Eternal Queen"

Monday, April 29th, 12:00pm ~

Intercultural Center (ICC Multipurpose Room)

Japanese Language Presentation 2013


April 12th, Friday 2:30-5:00

Intercultural Center

The 13th Boston Area Speech Presentation

第十三回 ボストン近郊スピーチ発表会

April 6th, Saturday
MIT at Killian Hall
開催校:マサチューセッツ工科大学 (MIT)

Chaoqun Wang and Nan Pang gave the speech representing the Brandeis Japanese Language Program.

Spring 2012

Japanese Presentation Event


March 30, 2:00 p.m.  ICC Lounge

Students who are learning Japanese presented skits, plays, songs, calligraphy, and more to show their Japanese language skills.

Japanese Traditional Card Game Demonstration by Boston Nakamaro-kai


April 18, 12:00 p.m.  Golding 109

The Second Annual Japanese Language Contest Consulate General of Japan in Boston


Jae Young Park presented her speech.
April 21, 1:00 p.m.  Brookline Library

Fall 2011

Japanese Language Table


Every Thursday from 3:00 to 4:00 at upper Usdan
Please join our Language Table to practice Japanese!

New England Area Japanese Speech Event


Shawn Richardson and Jae Min Park presented their speech.
October 30, 1:00 p.m.  Tufts University

Spring 2011

Japan Earth Quake Relief Projects

(1) Brandeis Earth Quake Relief Project


"Brandeis Now" article about the project
"Pray for Japan" Bracelet Sale Flyer

(2) Earthquake Relief Event by Waltham Group's department of Hunger and  Homelessness: Kyogen Workshop by Katsumi Yanagimoto

April 5 at Mandel Center Atrium

Kyogen Workshop Flyer

(3) The Million Cranes Project

Students, faculty, and staff at Brandeis have folded origami cranes to show America's support for Japan in the wake of the earthquake.
Link to the Million Cranes Project

Japan Student Association Spring Festival


April 3

•    Fashion Show
•    Japanese Food
•    Origami by Japanese 20 Students
•    Presentation by Japanese 40 Students
•    Soranbushi Dance
•    Earthquake fundraising
•    Games

Shakespeare in World Cinema:

A Film Series presented by the department of German, Russian and Asian Languages and Literature

March 10
Kumonosu-jo (Macbeth, Japan, 1957)
Directed by Akira Kurosawa
Discussion led by Matthew Fraleigh (GRALL) and Ramie Targoff (ENG)

The First Annual Japanese Language Contest Consulate General of Japan in Boston


(1) Speech Contest: March 5 at Brookline Public Library, Coolidge Corner Branch

Julie Shih 「たいわんへの旅行」(Intermediate Division)
Qinyuan Lei 「待つということ」(Advanced Division)

(2) Essay Contest

Hein Aung 「異なる文化の中で」 won 2nd place in lower intermediate division.

Fall 2010

The 13th Boston Area Speech Presentation

第十一回 ボストン近郊スピーチ大会

The 11th Boston Area Speech Presentation
October 30 at Yenching Auditorium, Harvard University

Participating schools:
Boston College, Boston University, Brandeis University, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Northeastern University, Tufts University, Wellesley College


Stress, Japanese Style

The Programs in International and Global Studies and East Asian Studies (Japanese Program)

Tuesday, October 12, 5pm at Room 303, Mandel Humanities Center.
Presentations on student life in Japan by students of Chuo University, Tokyo

The Adventures of John Manjiro


Thursday, October 21, 3:10 pm at Slosberg Music Hall

The Japanese Language Program presented the musical event 
"Adventure of John Manjiro" by Yoko Nakatani, Ph.D. in Music Composition at Brandeis University

A story told through music and narration
Music by Yoko Nakatani; Narrative by Patricia Callan
Pianist: Yukiko Sekino; Narrator: Ron Williams

Adventures of John Manjiro
    1)    The Storm
    2)    The Island
    3)    The Rescue
    4)    Whaling
    5)    Fairhaven

Spring 2010

Japanese Language Table


Every Thursday from 3:00 to 4:00 at upper Usdan
毎週木曜日 3時から4時まで

The 10th Boston Area Speech Presentation

第十回 ボストン近郊スピーチ発表会

April 10 at Usdan International Lounge


Participating Schools:
Boston College, Boston University, Brandeis University, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Northeastern University, Wellesley College

JSA Spring Festival


April 18, 2010 at Levin Ballroom

•    Student Presentations by Japanese 20, 40, 105, and 120
•    Japanese Food
•    Origami
•    Kimono Fashion Show
•    Calligraphy
•    Music

Spring 2009

JSA Spring Festival


Saturday, May 2, 2p.m. at Carl J. Shapiro Campus Center
Program of Events

•    Soran Bushi Dance
•    Japanese Language Program – Student presentation
•    Kyogen Kakiyamabushi (Mountain Priest and the Persimmons)
•    Eating Contest
•    Karate Demonstration
•    E-BoardDance

The 9th Boston Area Speech Presentation


Saturday, April 11, 1 p.m. at LuLu Chow Wang Campus Center, Tishman Commons at Wellesley College


The Japanese Language Table for Spring


This semester, we will be holding the Japanese language table on Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:30 in Lower Usdan.
It's a great chance for Japanese language students, sensei, and friends to get together and speak in Japanese for awhile. If you're interested, please come on out and talk with us!

日時:  木曜日 3時半 − 4時半
場所:  ユースダン Lower Usdan

Fall 2008

The Japanese Language Table


This semester, we will be holding the Japanese language table on Tuesday and Thursday from 3:00 to 4:00 at Shiffman Faculty Lounge.
The first, second and third-year students will meet!  Please join us!


日時:  火曜日 3時~4時
ところ:Shiffman Faculty Lounge
日時:  木曜日 3時~4時
ところ:Shiffman Faculty Lounge

Spring 2008

The 8th Boston Area Speech Presentation


Saturday, April 12, 1 p.m. at 310 Behrakis Center (30 Leon Street), Northeastern University

場所:310 Behrakis Center(30 Leon Street)

Re-Imagining Tokyo

Japan Studies Colloquium Series, 2008 Spring

"City/Anti-City" Ethnicity and Place in the Fiction of Kenji Nakagami
By Professor Eve Zimmerman (Wellesley College, Department of Japanese)

Thursday, March 6, 4 p.m. at Shiffman 216

"The Logic of the Flammable City, Edo-Tokyo"
By Professor Jordan Sand (Georgetown University, Department of History)

Thursday, January 31, 4:30 p.m. at Lown 2 (auditorium)

The Japanese Language Table


The long-awaited Nihongo Language Tables are scheduled to begin, this Thursday from 3 to 4 p.m. at Shiffman.
Just to remind everybody, language tables are an excellent way to practice your Japanese conversational skills with other students as well as native speakers. We go over a variety of topics and its not just limited to classroom conversations.
Everybody is welcome, so don't be afraid to join us and open your mouth. See you there.

日時: 火曜日3時~4時
ところ:   Shiffman 

Fall 2007

The 2nd Noh Workshop

第二回 能ワークショップ

November 20th, 11a.m.-12p.m. and 12p.m.- 1p.m. at Schwartz Hall


日時:11月20日(火曜日) 11時~12時、12時~1時

The Japanese Tea Party


Welcoming all students from Japan and those interested in the academic study of Japan
September 5, 5p.m. at Admissions office lounge

ところ:   アドミッション・ラウンジ