The 2nd Japan Bowl Ontario

Japanese Language & Culture Competition for High School Students

We would like to thank all the participants, sponsors and volunteers for making the very first Japan Bowl Ontario a success. We are very pleased to announce that the event will be back on Saturday, March 9th, 2019 at Huron University College.

Japan Bowl Ontario is a Japanese language and culture competition for high school students in Ontario, co-hosted by Huron University College and the Japan Society. It is inspired and supported by the Japan Bowl®, initiated and developed by The Japan-America Society of Washington DC in 1992 and supported by Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado as a Honorary Patron

Japan Bowl Ontario is not an exam. It is designed to demonstrate achievement of knowledge of Japanese language, culture, society, daily life, history, geography, and current events. For the students, it provides opportunity to challenge and enjoy their study. Our goal is to strengthen students’ interest in Japan and encourage them to continue their connection with Japan and deepen further understanding of Japan in their future. Last year, we welcomed 40 participants from local high schools and Huron University College. The winning team was invited to the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affair’s Kakehashi Project and visited Japan in July 2018. We aim the students to become leaders of the relationship with Japan.

We welcome both financial and in-kind support for the Japan Bowl Ontario. Many foundations, corporations, and individuals in the United States have found that supporting the Japan Bowl® is an excellent way to demonstrate support for foreign language and global studies. This initiative will coincide with the 90th anniversary of the Japan-Canada diplomatic relations and the 30th anniversary of the Japan Society’s establishment in 2019. The understanding of culture is a fundamental for building strong relations between Canada and Japan.We strongly believe this program will provide an opportunity to reach out, recognize, and reward the students themselves.

Date & Time: March 9, 2019 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Venue: Huron University (1349 Western Rd, London, Ontario N6G 1H3)

Registration has opened on January 14, 2019.
 Registration details can be found here.
Sample questions can be found here.

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JIT Automation Inc. 

Honorary Patron of the Japan Bowl®
Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado

The name "Japan Bowl" is used with the permission of the Japan-America Society of Washington DC.

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