2019 Pacific Northwest Japan Bowl Details Announced

by Lynn Moyers on February 22, 2019

2019 Japan Bowl Record-High Attendance Announced

JASO is excited to announce that the 2019 Pacific Northwest Japan Bowl has a record high 9 schools, 17 teams and 48 participants this year.

The event, now in its third year, is a Japanese language and cultural quiz for high school learners. The event takes place on Saturday March 16 at Clark College in Vancouver, WA, and is open to viewing by invitation only.

Two-time champions Lake Oswego HS are up against tough opposition, including new schools from Washington; Bothell HS and Kamiak HS from Seattle, and Graham-Kapowsin HS from Tacoma. Oregon participants also include Beaverton HS, International School of Beaverton, Sunset HS, Sheridan Japanese School, and Westview HS.

The event includes both Division 3 (300 level students) and Division 4 (400 level students). The top team in Division 4 is crowned champion of the Pacific Northwest Japan Bowl.

Due to tighter rule restrictions around the concept of learning opportunities because of cultural heritage, teams without designated ‘cultural heritage learners’ are also competing for a free trip to Washington DC to compete in the National Japan Bowl on April 11-12.

JASO is delighted to produce the event in partnership with the Consulate-General of Japan in Seattle, and will welcome Consul General Yamada to the day of festivities.

Key supporting partners include SEH America, Temple University Japan Campus, Portland General Electric, Hitachi High-Tech, ETC Portland, Perkins & Co., Yamasa Corporation USA, the Japan Foundation Los Angeles, United Grain Corporation, Kintetsu World Express USA, Ohtomo Chemical Insurance Corporation, Fujimi Corporation, Uwajimaya, and Made in Oregon.

Supporters include Delta Air Lines, Mr. Kihachiro Nishiura, Clark College, and the Association of Teachers of Japanese in Oregon. The event takes over 40 volunteers to make happen.

JASO believes that supporting education and tomorrow’s strength in the US-Japan relationship is one important cornerstone of supporting business and developing community today.

For more details on this year’s Japan Bowl, click here.

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