In the 8th All-Japan Student English Presentation Contest held in Tokyo (hosted by Kanda Gaigo Group and Yomiuri Shimbunsha) on Saturday, November 30th, Koyo Isono (4th-year student of the Faculty of Foreign Studies’ Department of British and American Studies) was granted the “TOP 50 Award”.
The contest is aimed for the purpose of enhancing the contestants’ abilities of English expression, logical thinking, and career planning, and is comprised of two categories:
“individual” and “group”. Contestants must choose one theme from a given list, and give their presentations in English. Isono paired with Kosuke Miyazawa (Oita University), a close friend of 10 years, and presented on the “new subscription-based app to reduce food waste from convenience stores”. As a result, he ranked in the top 50 out of 793 contestants.
Isono commented, “I wasn’t that thrilled the moment our presentation was selected, but the next moment, I found myself shaking hands with my partner. I’m glad I got a chance to test my ability. It was definitely a valuable experience.” He continued, “It doesn’t matter if you’re a Tokyo University student; anyone can win depending on the idea. I hope that KUFS students would take on the challenge to enter this competition next year.”
8th All-Japan Student English Presentation Contest