The Embassy of Japan in Brunei Darussalam, Lifelong Learning Centre (L3C), and the
Language Centre of Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD), in cooperation with the
Department of Co-Curricular Education (DCCE) of the Ministry of Education, coorganized the 35th Japanese Speech Contest on Wednesday, March 20, 2024. The
guest of honor was Dr. Hazri bin Haji Kifle, Vice-Chancellor of UBD. Additionally, His
Excellency Maeda Toru, Ambassador of Japan to Brunei Darussalam, was also in

Amelie Wong Jia Xin, a Year 11C student, and Ysabelle Mikayla Voon, a Year 10D
student, secured 2nd Place in the Group Presentation Category with their performance
titled “More Than Just Noodles”. They received a trophy, certificate, and various prizes,
including Japanese books and stationery from the Japan Foundation.

Throughout their rehearsals, Amelie and Ysabelle immersed themselves in learning
about Japanese traditions and culture, particularly through the art and history of food.
They showcased their proficiency in public speaking and stage performance at the
Lecture Theatre, The Core, UBD. Their trainer was Dk. Nurul Huwaida binti Pg.
Zainuddin. Congratulations!