​​オレンジ郡日系協会​​​

​Orange County Japanese American Association

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Date:    Sunday, March 31, 2019
Time:    10:00 am ~ 2:00 pm  (Light lunch will be served to contestants)
Place:    Higashi Honganji   254 Victoria Street  Costa Mesa, CA 92627


Mission Statement: Orange County Japanese American Association, a NPO, supports and promotes the Japanese culture in the Orange County area through various community events.  One of the main community events OCJAA sponsors in 2019 is the Japanese Speech Contest for non-Japanese speaking students.  The purposes of the speech contest are to:
1.    Encourage non-Japanese speakers to study the Japanese language.
2.    Promote awareness of the Japanese culture among students and his/her family and friends, and other community members in Orange County.
3.    Build confidence in the students by giving a speech in Japanese and honor them for their work in the Japanese program.
Eligibility & Application Requirements   An applicant must:
1.    Be a high school student at the time of the contest.
2.    Not be a native speaker of Japanese or have a native Japanese parent (Issei).
3.    Not have had more than six months of schooling after the age six in Japan.
4.    Submit a copy of the speech (script) in applicant’s own handwriting.
5.    Complete and submit the OCJAA Speech Contest Application Form by February 28. 2019 Script by March 15. 2019.
Speech Content:
1.    You can select your own favorite topic.
2.    It is a single level contest and the speech must be three (3) to four (4) minutes in length.
3.    Winner(s) will be determined by the judges appointed by the OCJAA.

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Scholarship Fundraising Charity Golf 

Senior Citizen Appreciation Day and Luncheon

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​​The Orange County Japanese American Association (OCJAA ) is the only bilingual/bicultural non-profit organization in Orange County which has been providing multipurpose community/social services and information to the Japanese American Community since 1986.