Join the 28th National Japan Bowl®


The 2020 National Japan Bowl® will be held Thursday-Friday, April 2-3, 2020 at the National 4-H Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland. The Sakura Matsuri, the nation’s largest one-day Japanese cultural event, will be tentatively held on April 4, 2020 on Pennsylvania Avenue from 3rd-7th streets, the day after the National Japan Bowl. The final, confirmed date and location for Sakura Matsuri will be announced in fall 2019. Please find below the Study Guide for the 2020 National Japan Bowl. The Competition Guide, Administrative Guide, which contains a link to the online registration forms, and the Application Checklist, which must be included in your application, will be uploaded in the fall of 2020.

  • 2020 National Japan Bowl® Competition Guide (.pdf)
  • 2020 National Japan Bowl® Team Study Guide (.docx)
  • 2020 National Japan Bowl® Registration Guide (.pdf) (previously known as the administrative guide)
  • 2020 National Japan Bowl® Online Registration

For the ones who are not familiar with the National Japan Bowl, here is the link to the mini documentary: