A panel of 5 judges, including the faculity member of Japanese Department, and native Japanese speakers from the local community, will assess each speech or skit in three categories: Language Use, Content and Delivery. For Speech Level 3 contestant, Q&A will be assessed after their speech. (See 6. JUDGING for the details.)
Professor Atsushi Fukada, Chief judge. School of Languages and Cultures.
Professor Eiji Sekine, School of Languages and Cultures.
Ms. Sayuri Ogiuchi, University of Notre Dame.
Mr. Mitsuhisa Inoue, A community member of West Lafayette.
Mr. Thomas Ishikawa, Purdue University alumnus.
By SLC Japanese department & Japanese Cultural Events Organization (JCEO)