Sir Peter Parker Awards

The Japanese Speech Contest for Spoken Business Japanese was established in 1990 by the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), London, and the Language Centre of the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.

The Sir Peter Parker Awards for this Contest are widely recognised as having made a significant contribution to the recent growth in the use of Japanese in business, as well as having benefited participants in their professional careers.

Purpose of the Awards

The purpose of the Awards is to deepen the understanding of Japanese business culture by businessmen and women of the countries of the European Union through study of the Japanese language, and to contribute to goodwill and mutual understanding with the people of Japan through better communication.

The 26th Sir Peter Parker Awards for Spoken Business Japanese was held on Friday 12th February 2016 at Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, SOAS, University of London and one of the winners was Mr Artur Olszewski, one of our 2015/2016 MSc in Modern Japnanese Studies students.