4th Annual Pacific Northwest Japan Bowl 

February 22, 2020

@ Clark College, Vancouver, WA

Report from 2019 Japan Bowl: here are the photos

Pacific Northwest Japan Bowl will be modeled on the National Japan Bowl. During the preliminary round of the competition, students will be tested with written questions, covering both language and non-language topics. Some non-language areas include history, arts in traditional and modern culture, geography, society, and daily life. popular culture and current events. Finalists are tested with verbal communication skills in the championship round. Throughout the competition, students must have a decent comprehension of kanji (including names of topics, people and places), idiomatic expressions, onomatopoeic expressions, and affective expressions.

In addition to being an outstanding opportunity for students of Japanese language and culture to meet one another, immerse themselves in all things Japanese for a day, and publicly demonstrate the depth of their knowledge of Japan, PNJB will serve as a preliminary round for the National Japan Bowl, with the winning Level 4 team representing Pacific Northwest in the national championship.

Team Study Guide for the students –PNWJB-2020-JB-Study-Guide
Administrative Guide (PDF) – 2020 PNJB Administrative Procedures
Competition Guide (PDF) – 2020 PNWJB Competition Guide

Application Forms for Students (Word file) –2020 Japan Bowl Application Forms for Students

Application Forms for Teachers (Word file) –2020 Japan Bowl Application Forms for Teachers

2020 Participating High Schools:

Level 2: your school

Level 3: your school

Level 4: your school

Event Program (this may slightly change):

8:00 – 9:00 am         Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 9:20 am         Opening Ceremony

9:20 – 9:35 am         Break

9:35 –10:20 am        First Round

10:20 –10:35 am      Break

10:35 –11:20 am      Second Round

11:20 –12:10 pm      Lunch

12:10 – 1:15 pm       Japanese Cultural Entertainments/Activities (TBA)

1:15 – 1:25 pm         Championship Round — Rules

1:25 – 2:10 pm         Championship Round — Level II

2:20 – 3:15 pm         Championship Round — Level III

3:25 – 4:10 pm         Championship Round — Level IV

4:10 – 4:30 pm         Break

4:30 – 5:15 pm         Awards and Closing Ceremony

National Japan Bowl will be held in Washington, D.C. on April 2 – 3, 2020.
Find out more about National Japan Bowl®.

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 teac4her, call us now at (503) 552-8811.