The 26th National Japan Bowl will be held Thursday-Friday, April 12-13, 2018 at the National 4-H Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland. The championship rounds will be held on Friday, April 13, and are free and open to the public.

The Japan Bowl® is a Signature Program of the Japan-America Society of Washington DC. The competition was created by the Japan-America Society of Washington DC in 1992. It is an academic competition that tests the achievements of high school students throughout the United States who are studying the Japanese language. But the Japan Bowl goes beyond language. It also tests the student’s knowledge of Japan, the country.

The National Japan Bowl® competition is held each spring. The format is modeled on popular quiz shows such as “It’s Academic.” Teams from across the nation compete for two days at three different levels, depending on how long they have studied Japanese.

The Championship Rounds will be held on Friday, April 13, from 2:00 – 3:50 p.m. Please e-mail japanbowl@jaswdc.org if you would like to watch.

For more information about the Japan Bowl, please see the official website here.