May 29, 6PM

For the first time ever watch the Digital Japan Bowl Championship Round streamed live on the JASWDC YouTube page! Don’t miss the excitement as our finalists from each level go head to head on everything from Japanese language and history to pop-culture and society.

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 situation, Japan Bowl has been migrated to a digital, real-time competition where students from around the country, Guam, and Mexico can compete online. In this way, we hope to ensure the safety of all participants, but also allow all of the students to put their hard work to the test!

While it is unfortunate that we will not be able to hold the contest in person, we are excited to still offer students a modified competition and a rewarding experience that celebrates all of their dedication to learning about Japan.

Digital Japan Bowl to be hosted on Zoom Meetings

Leading up to the competition, we will hold tests with each school’s participants to confirm equipment set-up and to familiarize competitors with the format. These tests will take place between April 20-May 1, and should take between 15-30 minutes. We will hold follow-up tests May 4-8 if any issues arise during the first test.

​ A mass test run with all participants (or as many participants as possible) is scheduled for May 15th to ensure there are no connectivity issues. More information about the mass test will be provided closer to the date.

The Japan Bowl team will regularly update this page with important information regarding arrangements for the competition. If you have any questions please email

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