Liang Yucheng ( the 2nd from the right)
From 123 participants, 12 were selected to enter the final on June 1, and Liang Yucheng was the only high school students(other participants included college students, researchers and people from other lines). The topic of Liang Yucheng's speech is “Whom to Salute and Why to Salute”(Japanese「誰に、なぜ礼をするか」） In his article, during his joining the basketball department, he often saw the Japanese bow to the empty stadium, which aroused his deep thinking. The Japanese bow to the inanimate object, which is a manifestation of the Japanese understanding of the symbiotic relationship between man and the natural environment.
Four awards were set up in the final, namely, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Award, the Ministry of Culture and Science Minister Award, the Host Group Award and the Venue Inspector Award. Liang Yucheng finally won the Host Group Award for his excellent speech.
(Liang Yucheng is currently studying in Mie-kie Advanced Education School for one year as an exchange student through the selection of the "Heart-to-Heart" Study Abroad Program by the Japan Exchange Foundation.)