The Japan Bowl Ontario 2019

Japanese Language & Culture Competition for High School Students

We would like to thank all the participants, sponsors and volunteers for making the second Japan Bowl Ontario 2019 a great success. 

Japan Bowl Ontario is a Japanese language and culture competition for high school students in Ontario, co-hosted by Huron University 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. This year, we welcomed 26 participants from 8 high schools. 

This initiative coincided with the 90th anniversary of the Canada-Japan diplomatic relations. 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 10:15 am - 3:00 pm
Venue: Huron University (1349 Western Rd, London, Ontario N6G 1H3)

Organized by


Supported by


Mr. Terence Kernaghan, MPP, London North Centre

Thank you for your sponsorship




JIT Automation Inc. 

Prize Donors

Hokkaido University
Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO)
MUJI Canada
The Japan Foundation, Toronto

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

Special thanks to 
Sakura Kai
Toronto Shokokai (Toronto Japanese Association of Commerce & Industry)

Event Report

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

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