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Japan America Society of Southern California
Building Japan-America Relationships Since 1909
Japanese Language & Culture Team Competition for High School Students
To register a team for the competition, please follow this link: Japan Bowl® of California
Saturday, February 22, 2020 8:00am Registration & Continental Breakfast* (Available for purchase separately)
9:00am Opening Ceremony 9:35am Preliminary Rounds (Registration is Required)
11:20am Lunch* (Bento lunch boxes available for purchase separately)
1:15pm - 4:00pm Championship Rounds (Open to public)4:30pm Awards Ceremony
Loyola Marymount University
1 LMU Drive,
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Japan Bowl® of California is an academic team competition that tests the achievements and caliber of high school students who are studying the Japanese Language. This uniquely designed high school contest evaluates not only the students’ proficiency of the Japanese language, but also their knowledge about Japan as a country. Japan Bowl recognizes their efforts to study such a complex language and encourages these students to enhance their Japanese language skills even further each year.
The competition format models popular quiz shows such as, “It’s Academic,” the longest-running television high school quiz show in the world. Teams sent to Japan Bowl® can compete at three different levels depending on how long they have studied Japanese.
This challenging and exciting atmosphere created at Japan Bowl® allows students of all levels to showcase their Japanese language skills and knowledge. Students will also have opportunities to make connections with new language partners from all over California who have a similar interest in Japanese.
Championship Rounds and the Awards Ceremony is open to the public, we encourage you to attend and support the students!
Please note absolutely no photography, video taping or audio recording is allowed during the competition.
Family members and friends are welcome to join the students at breakfast and lunch for $20/person. Lunch is a traditional Japanese bento box. Please select the option during registration.
For additional details, visit www.jas-socal.org/JapanBowl
2020 Major Sponsors
We thank our generous sponsors and supporters for making Japan Bowl possible!
Mr. & Mrs. Ruth & Stacy Cromidas
Japan Bowl® is a registered trademark of The Japan-America Society of Washington, Inc. The Japan Bowl® name and logo may be used only with the permission of The Japan-America Society of Washington, Inc.
Love to TO NIPPON 2020
The 9th Anniversary of 3.11 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Memoria
Saturday, March 7, 2020 11:30am
LAPD Headquarters, 100 West First Street, Los Angeles, CA
Candlelight Prayers at Santa Monica Pier
Saturday, March 7, 2020 9:00pm
Both events are FREE to the Public.
The March 11, 2011, catastrophic earthquake and tsunami devastated Japan’s northeastern region (Tohoku), forever changing the lives of millions. The long and challenging road to recovery continues.
To honor the memory of those who have perished and to celebrate the resilient spirit of those rebuilding their lives, we will come together as a community to pray, to remember, and to learn from the tragic experiences to help our community in the future. The theme for Love to NIPPON 2020 is, "Be prepared Los Angeles!".
For additional information, please contact:
日本語 - Janet LeBlanc - email@example.com
English - Lori Gardea (English) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Love to Nippon Project
Masako Unoura-Tanaka (email@example.com) or 310-484-1800 ext. 0
c/o Suite C TTTA, Hindry Ave. Los Angeles, California 90045
Love to Nippon Website