The 9th Nihongo Taiken Contest in Kuala Lumpur

The 9th Nihongo Taiken Contest in Kuala Lumpur

Thank you for participating in the 9th Nihongo Taiken Contest in August!
We hope you had a great time!
We look forward to seeing you again in 2024!

The Nihongo Taiken Contest in Kuala Lumpur is back! 🏆🌸

This thrilling competition is specially designed for Japanese language learners to put their skills to the test and experience using Japanese in a contest setting.

The competition will be conducted in two parts: a challenging first round of 30 multiple-choice questions, followed by an exciting short speech contest.

Five lucky winners will enjoy an all-expense-paid 7-day and 6-night trip to Tokyo in December 2023, creating unforgettable memories in the vibrant heart of Japan!

👉 Register now and embark on an unforgettable journey of language and culture!

Contest Details

eligibility & Requirements

Malaysian Citizen

16 years old (born in year 2007) & above and currently residing in Malaysia.

jlpt n4 proficiency & above

Passed JLPT N4 exam or must be able to hold a proper conversation in Japanese (contest is held entirely in Japanese; you are required to present in Japanese if chosen as a finalist).

Able to Participate

Able to participate the contest on 25 Aug (Fri) & the winning tour if chosen as one of the winners.

Able to obtain visa

Not barred from entering Japan.

Application Procedure
Application Period

20 June - 31 July 2023

APPLICATION MAY CLOSE EARLIER THAN INTENDED WHEN THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS IS REACHED

Late submissions will not be entertained; incomplete forms or forms submitted with insufficient documents will be disqualified automatically.

Winning Prize

grand prize

5 winners (tentatively)

7 Days & 6 Nights

All Expense Paid Trip to Tokyo

The Nihon Taiken Ryoko held in January 2020

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consolation prize

15 winners (tentatively)

Frequently Asked Questions

We expect the hall to be able to accommodate 70 participants, but this number may be lessened to 50-60 if we are required to adhere to SOPs implemented due to unforeseen circumstances.  

There are no specific themes/topics for the MCQs.

No, the topics will only be revealed on the contest day.

No, the contest will be held entirely in Japanese.

※This is why minimum JLPT N4 proficiency is required.

It is scheduled to end by 5:00pm.

Yes, as long as you can hold a proper conversation in Japanese.

※ Please understand that this is necessary because you have to present entirely in Japanese if you advance to the Final Round.

They are required as proof that you are a citizen of Malaysia. 

However, as we only need to see your name and photo on the document, kindly follow the guide in the application form, and black-out sensitive information before uploading them. 

LINE is commonly used in Japan; a group will later be created on LINE for winners to liaise with the organizer/person-in-charge in Japan. 

No, the date is determined by the organizer; it is tentatively scheduled to be on 11 – 17 December 2023.

If you are chosen as one of the winners but you are unable to join the trip for any reason, your prize will be forfeited and no replacements will be given.

No. You are required to follow the itinerary given by the organizer.

For safety reasons, all participants are also expected to move in groups during the “free & easy sessions”.

Yes, but only if you have never won the grand prize (trip to Japan) before.

Kindly inform our person-in-charge, thank you.

Kindly contact our person-in-charge, Ms. Regina at
011-366-98-366 (LINE preferred).

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