Japan Bowl Ontario 2020

Japanese Language & Culture Competition for High School Students

In order to support preventative measures regarding the spread of COVID-19, we regret to inform you that the Japan Bowl Ontario which was scheduled on March 27, 2020 has been cancelled.

We are committed to the health, safety and well-being of our participants, supporters, performers, volunteers and staff members. We apologize for any inconvenience, and we thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

We hope to welcome you to the next Japan Bowl Ontario in March 2021.

We wish you, your family, friends and colleagues good health and a positive frame of mind as we manage our way through these difficult times together.

Japan Bowl Ontario is a Japanese language and culture competition for high school students in Ontario, co-hosted by Huron University College and the Japan Society. It is inspired and supported by the Japan Bowl®, initiated and developed by The Japan-America Society of Washington DC in 1992 and supported by Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado as a Honorary Patron.

Japan Bowl Ontario is designed to demonstrate achievement of knowledge of Japanese language, culture, society, daily life, history, geography, and current events. For the students, it provides opportunity to challenge and enjoy their study. Our goal is to strengthen students' interest in Japan and encourage them to continue their connection with Japan and deepen further understanding of Japan in their future. Last year, we welcomed 8 schools, 9 teams, 26 students to participate and nearly 50 observers, guests and volunteers. The winning team was invited to the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affair's Kakehashi Project and visited Japan. We aim the students to become leaders of the relationship with Japan.

Organized by


Supported by


Mr. Terence Kernaghan, MPP, London North Centre


Prize Donors:

Pasona Canada
The Japan Foundation, Toronto

Honorary Patron of the Japan Bowl®
Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado

Special thanks to 
Toronto Shokokai (Toronto Japanese Association of Commerce & Industry)

The name "Japan Bowl" is used with the permission of the Japan-America Society of Washington DC.

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