Junior Japan Bowl (J2B) is an academic compeititon organized and hosted by the JCC’s advocacy arm, J-LEARN, and the Japan-America Society of Washington DC, which created the Japan Bowl in 1992. Like the National Japan Bowl, which bring together high school students from across the nation to compete, J2B tests the achievements elementary and middle school students of Japanese learners throughout the Greater Washington DC area.
J2B uses a quiz bowl format, where three-person teams answer questions that test thier knowledge of the Japanese language, culture, society, daily life, history, geography and current events. Participants of J2B put in many hours of individual and group study to prepare for the competition.
It doens’t take much to start a J2B team. All you need is a volunteer or teacher to help coach students, as needed, and three students who are willing to put the time and effort into learning the material outlined in our Study Guide.
If your school or organization would like to learn more about how to participate in the J2B, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org