高校生対象日本語クイズコンテスト

2024 PNW Japan Bowl at Clark College on Saturday, March 9th

Join high school students and their supporters from across Oregon and Washington in this regional quiz competition on Japanese language and culture! The competition will be held in Vancouver, WA, at Clark College, on Saturday, March 9, 2024. Participants, chaperones, teachers, and supporters, please fill out the appropriate registration forms and competition guides below:

Each participant is required to apply to register (Due on January 14, 2024) – Student’s application.

Student’s parent or legal guardian’s Chaperone Consent Form to download below (Note: Student needs this form to confirm your registration):

Teacher’s Form to fill out HERE (Due January 14, 2024)

Family/Friends Registration form HERE (Due February 12, 2024)

Study Guide is available for the participants to prepare for Japan Bowl:

Competition Guide (Participants and Teachers to read):

Level 4 Participants at the PNW Japan Bowl
Participants, volunteers, and guests at the 2023 PNW Japan Bowl

PNW Japan Bowl Official Mascot

Students are cheered on by the Pacific Northwest Japan Bowl’s new mascot: Iina (いいな) the beaver. Iina’s name was inspired by the Chinuk Wawa word for beaver, which is ina. Chinuk Wawa is an indigenous language spoken by members of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, who have lived for centuries in Oregon’s Willamette Valley from the Cascades to the Coast Range. To learn more about the language and culture of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, you can visit the Chachula Museum in Grand Ronde or their informative website here.

The word iina is also frequently used in Japanese. It means something like “I wish” and expresses the speaker’s longing for something to happen. The team behind the Pacific Northwest Japan Bowl wished for all who attended the Japan Bowl to become more curious about the rich cultures of Japan and the Pacific Northwest.

2023 PNW Japan Bowl Results

Results:

Level 2
1st Sunset High School
2nd Beaverton High School Team 2
3rd International School of Beaverton

Level 3
1st Westview High School Team 2
2nd Beaverton High School
3rd Roosevelt High School Team 1

Level 4
1st South Kitsap High School
2nd International School of Beaverton
3rd Roosevelt High School

Additional photos from the 2023 PNW Japan Bowl here.

Video is from 5th Annual Pacific Northwest Japan Bowl on March 5th, 2022

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Mr. Kihachiro Nishiura

2023 National Japan Bowl on April 13 & 14

Two teams representing the Pacific Northwest participated in the national competition. Please read their report and enjoy some of the photos.

2023 Westview High School in Oregon – 1st place for Level 3

2023 Kitsap High School in Washington – 1st place for Level 4

2023 Kakehashi Project Experience