Thursday, March 14, 2013

Japanese culture at North Salinas High

North Salinas High will celebrate Japanese culture with an speech contest and a presentation by Japanese students regarding the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

The 7th Annual Monterey County High School Japanese Speech Contest will be held at the North Salinas High School on Friday, March 22, 2013. The event begins at 4:00 P.M. and is open to the public. Twenty high school contestants from local schools will be competing for a chance to attend the National Japanese Speech Contest in Los Angeles in May 2013.

In addition to the competition, there will be cultural entertainment such as Japanese music, dance, and games. The event is free. There will also be a special presentation on the recovery of Tohoku region by Japanese high school students from Miyagi, Japan.

The following day, the students will again share their stories of their experience from the 2011 disaster. The power point presentation will start at 10 a.m. at North Salinas High School in the Multi-Purpose room at 55 Kip Drive on Saturday, March 23 at 10 A.M. An informal panel discussion will follow. The free event is open to public. All questions may be directed to Tomoki Kuwana at 796-7500 or e-mail him at

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