Saturday, March 16, 2019

Gaiser Hall/Penguin Union Building
Clark College
1933 Fort Vancouver Way
Vancouver, WA 98663

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

Welcome to our nationally-recognized high school Japanese 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. In the morning all teams challenge their knowledge with PowerPoint-driven paper tests. The top 3 from each of two divisions go on to finals after lunch, in a full quiz-show format!

Team Study Guide for the students – 2019-Study-Guide
Administrative Guide (PDF) – 2019 PNJB Administrative Procedures
Competition Guide (PDF) – 2019 Pacific Northwest Japan Bowl Competition Guide
Application Forms for Teachers (Word file) – 2019 Japan Bowl Application Forms for Teachers
Application Forms for Students (Word file) – 2019 Japan Bowl Application Forms for Students

2019 Participating High Schools:

Level 3
Beaverton HS, Oregon
Bothell HS I, Washington
Bothell HS II, Washington
Graham-Kapowsin HS I, Washington
Graham-Kapowsin HS II, Washington
International School of Beaverton I, Oregon
Insternational School of Beaverton II, Oregon
Lake Oswego HS, Oregon
Sunset HS, Oregon

Level 4:
Bothell HS, Washington
Graham-Kapowsin HS I, Washington
Graham-Kapowsin HS II, Washington
International School of Beaverton, Oregon
Kamiak HS, Washington
Lake Oswego HS, Oregon
Sheridan Japanese School, Oregon
Westview HS, Oregon

Event Program:

8-9am                     Registration/Check In
9-9:20am               Opening Ceremonies
9:30-10:15am        Round 1
10:30-11:15am       Round 2
11:15am-12:15pm  Lunch/College Booths
12:15-1:15pm          Cultural Activities
1:30-1:45pm          Greetings from Consul General Yamada of Seattle, Announcements
1:45-2pm                Championship Round Rules
2-2:45pm                Level 3 Championship
3-3:45pm                Level 4 Championship
4-4:30pm                Awards and Close

Produced in partnership with:





We couldn’t do it without our passionate sponsors. Plus, a special thanks to the 40+ volunteers who make it happen on the day!

Thank you to our Gold sponsors:




Thank you to our Silver sponsors:




Thank you to our Bronze sponsors:


Thank you to our travel sponsors:

Mr. Kihachiro Nishiura

Thank you to our supporters:

Association of Teachers of Japanese in Oregon



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 & 2018 Pacific Northwest Japan Bowl: