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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Location: Portland State University

Native American Center

710 SW Jackson St., Portland, OR 97201

open to high school students studying Japanese language and culture from Oregon, Washington and Idaho

This Saturday is the debut of our long-awaited, much planned high school language and culture quiz. Japan Bowl is a fun, challenging, team-based quiz that pits the wits of students from all over the Pacific Northwest. Teams vie for the title of the best against their peers. Awards for all finalists, and the winning team from Level 4 wins a free trip to Washington DC for this year’s National Japan Bowl.

This event is not open to the general public for viewing. If you plan to attend, you must do so through your school or our offices.

Participating Schools:

Level 3 – Beaverton HS I & II, Winston Churchill HS, Couer d’Alene HS, Lake Oswego HS, Lakeridge HS, Westview HS
Level 4 – Lake Oswego HS, Lakeridge HS, Sunset HS, Westview HS

8-9am                 Registration/Check In
9-9:20am           Opening Ceremonies
9:45-10:30am   Round 1
10:45-11:30       Round 2
11:30-12:30pm Lunch
12:30-1:30         Cultural Activities
2-2:45                 Level 3 Championship
3-3:45                 Level 4 Championship
4-4:30                Awards

Produced in partnership with:



Thank you to our Gold sponsors:


Hitachi High Tech





Thank you to our Silver sponsors:

Mr. Yoshio Oda

Thank you to our travel sponsors:

Mr. Kihachiro Nishiura Mazda Grant Application Form

Thank you to our supporters:
ATJO, Japanese Student Society of PSU



Registration Form for Student: 2017-japan-bowl-application-forms-for-students
Registration Form for Teacher:2017-japan-bowl-application-forms-for-teachers
Registration Form for Family and Friends: 2017-family-and-friend-registration-form
Administrative Procedures Guide:2017-pnjb-administrative-procedures
Study Guide for PNJB: 2017-pnjb-study-guide

Learn more about Japan Bowl:
Students and Teachers Talk about the Japan Bowl

National Japan Bowl Mini Documentary

If you’re a student, introduce the Japan Bowl to your teacher. If you’re a teacher, call us now at (503) 552-8811.


Native American Center at PSU