Saturday, March 10, 2018

Portland State University

Native American Student Community Center, 710 SW Jackson St

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.

2018 Teams Announced

Level 3
International School of Beaverton
Lake Oswego HS
Lakeridge HS
North Salem HS
Sheridan Japanese School

Level 4
Beaverton HS I
Beaverton HS II
International School of Beaverton
Lake Oswego HS I
Lake Oswego HS II
Lakeridge HS
Sunset HS
Westview HS

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

Unconfirmed 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 Gold sponsor:





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:

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: