The Japan Bowl is supported each year by many sources of funding. The major resources have been grants. The United States-Japan Foundation started its funding in 1996 and has played a major role in helping the Japan Bowl grow to become America’s premiere competition for high school learners of Japanese. The Center for Global Partnership of the Japan Foundation has helped expand the Japan Bowl to many new locations across the nation. The Embassy of Japan also has been a great supporter over the years. The Hiroko Iwami Malott Memorial Fund also has supported the development of the Japan Bowl in recent years.
The Japan-America Society of Washington DC is also grateful for the sponsors for their support over the years. JASW welcomes both financial and in-kind support for the National Japan Bowl. Many foundations, corporations, and individuals have found that supporting the Japan Bowl is an excellent way to demonstrate support for foreign language and global studies in our schools. At the same time, it also is an opportunity to reach out, recognize, and reward the students themselves.
National Japan Bowl Alumni Survey
In 2017, the National Japan Bowl conducted a survey of alumni from a decade of past National Japan Bowl competitions. This survey was designed to collect information on National Japan Bowl participants after they leave high school, so questions focus on their academic and career choices, as well as if and how Japan/Japanese continues to play a role in their personal and professional lives. Our survey collected over 100 responses.
Japan Bowl Supporter’s Group in Japan
Japan Bowl Supporter’s Group in Japan was established in 2013 to support Japan Bowl and Japan Bowl students through the events and activities.