Extracurricular Activities

Kyoto iUP Student Ms. Chen, Hwan-Chi Wins 1st Place in Summer 2022 Japanese Language Speech Contest - Semi-annual Contest Sponsored by FAST RETAILING CO., LTD. -

Kyoto iUP students Ms. Nasanbat, Dulguun (1st year, Faculty of Law), Mr. Rattanasiwamok, Mingkwan (1st year, Faculty of Engineering), and Ms. Chen, Hwan-Chi (1st year, Faculty of Agriculture) participated in the Summer 2022 Japanese Language Speech Contest, and Ms. Chen, Hwan-Chi won 1st place. The three-day semi-annual event is sponsored by leading Japanese retail holding company FAST RETAILING CO., LTD., parent of eight apparel brands including UNIQLO.

Participants at the recent competition attended lectures about the history and management philosophy of FAST RETAILING on the first and second days. After shopping at a UNIQLO store, participants gave speeches on a theme set by FAST RETAILING, which this time was "My Recommendation for FAST RETAILING" on the third day. A total of 7 international students studying in Japan participated in the contest and gave unique speeches in fluent Japanese.

All three Kyoto iUP students prepared their speeches based on individual perspectives and rehearsed them several times ahead of the contest. First-place winner Ms. Chen used humor to introduce her ideas on how to make UNIQLO's clothes more attractive and desirable at first glance.

After each presentation, the FAST RETAILING judges gave their comments, which was a great experience for the Kyoto iUP students. The speech contest was a valuable opportunity to interact with international students from other universities studying Japanese, and we hope that Kyoto iUP students will actively participate in future FAST RETAILING speech contests.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank FAST RETAILING for this valuable opportunity.