Japan Bowl Ontario

Japanese Language & Culture Competition for High School Students

On Saturday, March 10th 2018, the very first Japan Bowl Ontario was co-hosted by Huron University College and The Japan Society at Huron University College.

The Japan Bowl® is a Japanese language and culture competition for high school students initiated and developed by The Japan-America Society of Washington DC in 1992. The Japan Bowl Ontario is not an exam. It is designed to demonstrate achievement of knowledge of Japanese 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. We aim the students to become leaders of the relationship with Japan. This initiative coincides with the 90th anniversary of the Japan-Canada diplomatic relations in 2018.

We had 6schools, 12 teams, 40 students participating and nearly 50 observers and guests including the presence of Ms. Ito, Consul General. All the participants competed at the Preliminary Round and challenged a wide range of questions. The top three teams advanced to the Championship Round to decide the winner.

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JIT Automation Inc. 

Deloitte LLP 
Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre
Japan National Tourism Organization
The Japan Foundation, Toronto
Pasona Canada

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

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

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

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