Japan Bowl Ontario 2022

Japanese Language & Culture Competition for High School Students

The Japan Bowl Ontario 2022 was organized and successfully held by Huron University and The Japan Society on Saturday, March 19th, 2022. 

We welcomed 12 teams/35 students (1 absent student) to participate as well as volunteers, staff, guests, and celebrity judges. All the participants challenged a wide range of questions through the Preliminary Round. The top 3 teams were invited to the Final Round and awarded with prizes. In addition, all participants will receive gift package donated by donors.

We would like to thank the Japan-America Society of Washington DC and all the supporters for their involvement and generous support to let us continue this event.

Event Report

Event & registration information

We are very pleased to announce that the event will be back virtually on Saturday, March 19th, 2022.

Japan Bowl Ontario is an annual Japanese language and culture competition for high school students in Ontario, co-hosted by Huron University College and the Japan Society. Marking the 5th year in 2022, 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 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. Previous winning teams have been invited to the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affair’s Kakehashi Project to visit Japan.

To enter, you must be a high school student in the Province of Ontario, who:

1) Has not lived in Japan for a total of six months or more.
2) Does not have a Japanese citizenship
3) Has a three-member team.

(Some exceptions may apply. If you have any questions regarding your eligibility, please contact the organizer of Japan Bowl Ontario at the address below.)

Registration deadline is February 26th, 2022.

For questions, please contact the Japan Bowl Ontario Organizing Committee at

Organized by


Supported by



Toronto Shokokai
Mr. Terence Kernaghan, MPP, London North Centre


JIT Automation Inc. 


Prize Donors:

Japan National Tourism Organization
JSL Nippon Academy
MUJI Canada
Pasona Canada
SONY Canada
The Japan Foundation, Toronto
Toronto Arrows Rugby Football Club

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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