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A panel of the following five judges will assess each speech or skit in three categories: Language Use, Content and Delivery. For Speech Level 3 contestants, Q&A will be assessed after their speech. (See 6. JUDGING for the details.)

  • Professor Mariko Wei, Chief judge. School of Languages and Cultures, Purdue University
  • Professor Kazumi Hatasa, School of Languages and Cultures, Purdue University
  • Professor Hiroko Chiba, Professor of Japanese, Depauw University
  • Mr. Takahiko Ogata, Lt. Governor of Kiwanis Indiana
  • Mr. Thomas Ishikawa, Purdue alumnus, Former President of Japan Student Association

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