Cancelled: Japan Bowl Ontario 2020

  • 27 Mar 2020
  • 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Huron University College 1349 Western Road, London, Ontario N6G 1H3

Japan Bowl Ontario 2020

Japanese Language & Culture Competition for High School Students

We would like to thank all the participants, sponsors and volunteers for making the last two Japan Bowl Ontario success. We are very pleased to announce that the event will be back on Friday, March 27th, 2020 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 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 8 schools, 9 teams, 26 students to participate and nearly 50 observers, guests and volunteers. The winning team was invited to the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affair's Kakehashi Project and visited Japan. 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. 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. Please click here to learn about how to support this event.

We thank you for your support in this program and should you have any questions or concerns, please never hesitate to contact us at

The Japan Bowl Ontario Organizers
Michiya Kawai, Sawako Akai, Rie Shirakawa, Huron University College
Asami Okusawa, The Japan Society

Friday March 27, 2020 From
9:30 AM to 2:00 PM (Door opens at 9:00 AM)
At Huron University College
1349 Western Rd, London, ON N6G 1H3

For students who are interested in participating, please click here for entry information.

Organized by


Supported by


Mr. Terence Kernaghan, MPP, London North Centre


Prize Donors:

Pasona Canada
The Japan Foundation, Toronto

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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