December 16, 2011
Takako Yamaguchi (center) receives her prizes from the director of the British Council (left) at the live BritQuiz event held at the Britsh Embassy in Tokyo.
The British Council has announced that Takako Yamaguchi from Fuchu in Tokyo has become the Igirisu Expert 2011 (UK Expert). Ms Yamaguchi won the title at the British Embassy last week, facing off against 4 competitors, each of whom had won the monthly online competitions using the iOS BritQuiz app released by the British Council. The quiz tested the contestants' knowledge of British culture, art, literature, sport, politics and busines -- with all the questions and answers in English.
Competition at the live event was fierce with Ms Yamaguchi just beating out Junko Arakawa from Hokkaido for the title. Each of the contestants won 10 iOS apps from the Oxford University Press Bookworms series published by eigoTown.com and the runner-up also won a deluxe collection of Jane Austen DVDs made by the BBC. The winner received a free return flight to the UK, courtesy of Virgin Atlantic, presented by the director of the British Council Japan, Jeff Streeter.
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