Saturday, March 10, 2018

Portland State University

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

Welcome to our nationally-recognized high school language and culture quiz, the Japan Bowl. 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. Registration is NOW OPEN!!! Students’ entry forms are due MONDAY, JANUARY 22.

2018 PNJB Administrative Procedures

2018 Japan Bowl Application Forms for Students

2018 Japan Bowl Application Forms for Teachers


2018 Team Study Guide for the students are NOW available here: 2018 PNWJP Study Guide (for students)

2018 Pacific Northwest Japan Bowl Competition Guide: 2018 Pacific Northwest Japan Bowl Competition Guide Final

2017 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

Example Event Program:

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 Silver sponsors:


Hitachi High Tech




Thank you to our travel sponsors:

Mr. Kihachiro Nishiura

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




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.

Photos from 2017 Pacific Northwest Japan Bowl: