The U.P. Philippines-Japan Friendship Club, also known as U.P. Tomo-Kai, is a duly recognized organization in the University of the Philippines, Diliman. It is a venue where the two cultures, both Filipino and Japanese, can meet and foster better relations.It inspires to be a bridge between two countries.


Pursuant to its objectives, U.P. Tomo-Kai will be holding its 8th Filipino-Nihongo Speech Contest on Saturday, September 25, 2004. It will be held at the Dalisay J. Aldaba Recital Hall (behind the University Theater) from 1:00 to 5:00 pm.


We are inviting everyone who’s interested to participate in the said event. Please read further for the mechanics of the contest. For Filipino contestants, members of U.P. Tomo-Kai may translate a speech written in Filipino or English to Nihongo.


Should you have any inquiries, feel free to contact us or drop by our tambayan near the FC parking lot (CAL tambayan complex).


Doumo arigatou gozaimasu.



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U.P. Tomo-Kai’s  8th Filipino – Nihongo Speech Contest




  1. The contest will be on September 25, 2004 (Saturday) from 1:00 to 5:00 pm at the Dalisay J. Aldaba Recital Hall (behind the University Theater) in the University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City.
  1. The competition is divided into two categories: the Nihongo Category for Filipino contestants and the Filipino Category for Japanese contestants. There will be 6 contestants for each category.
  1. Speeches will be judged according to the following criteria:

Speech Content






Stage presence








  1. An applicant must be a native Filipino/Japanese national with a background in the Japanese/Filipino language, and should not have been to Japan/should not have spent more than a year in the Philippines for study grants or for leisure. He/ she must also be a bonafide student of any college or university in Metro Manila. He/she must submit the following on or before September 10, 2004: a duly accomplished form, a copy of a 3 to 5 minute speech written in Romaji/Filipino, and a cassette recording (demo tape) of the speech.
  1. The topic of the speech is left to the discretion of the applicant.
  1. A screening committee shall determine the final list of contestants. Qualified applicants will be informed of their acceptance on or before September 17, 2004.
  1. Prizes are as follows:

Filipino & Nihongo Category


First Prize:                       Php 3000 worth of gift certificates + Trophy

Second Prize:                  Php 2000 worth of gift certificates + Trophy

Third Prize:                      Php 1000 worth of gift certificates + Trophy  



8th U.P. Tomo-Kai Filipino – Nihongo Speech Contest

Application Form









Mobile/Landline Nos.:

E-mail Address:

Speech Topic (if undecided, please list all the topics you are considering):





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Will you have your speech translated by U.P. Tomo-Kai or by other sources?




Please make sure to read the mechanics about the deadlines for submission of speeches. Late submissions will not be accepted. For questions, contact Karlvin: 09228055607.


We appreciate your interest in participating in this event. Doumo arigatou gozaimasu.