J-Quiz 2015

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J-Quiz 2015

On Saturday, February 14, 2015, high school students from all over Minnesota and Wisconsin will gather together to put their knowledge of Japanese Language and Culture to the test!

Teams of students from each school will compete in 3 levels of difficulty. Students will first write an essay, then participate in a preliminary round of questions regarding Japanese Language and Culture. The winners are sent to Washington D.C. to compete in the national Japan Bowl and attend the Sakura Festival.

This year again, we are inviting family of the students, and any interested parties to come and watch the finals of J-Quiz! Please come and support your student, or all students with an interest in Japan.

There will also be a Flea Market offering Japanese items to support the winners’ trip to Washington DC. If you wish to donate curios or Japanese crafts, please contact the JASM office. JASM is also recruiting event sponsors. For more information, please feel free to contact the JASM office.



Saturday, February 14, 2015



Normandale Community College

Lorenz Auditorium (Fine Arts Building)

France Avenue South and 98th Street in Bloomington, MN



*This schedule is subject to change.

7:30 am – 8:00 am Registration

8:00 am – 8:30 am Opening Ceremony

8:30 am – 11:30 am Student Preliminary Round and Written Tests

9:40 am – 10:05 am Japanese Art History Lecture by Matthew Welch

10:05 am – 10:30 am Taiko Drum Performance by Mu Performing Arts

10:40 am – 11:05 am Repeat Japanese Art History Lecture by Matthew Welch

11:05 am – 11:30 am Repeat Taiko Drum Performance by Mu Performing Arts

11:30 am – 12:30 pm Lunch

12:10 pm -12:30 pm Shakuhachi Flute Performance by Leo Hansen

12:30 pm – 3:30 pm Final Round, Closing Ceremony, & Award Presentation


Download the J-Quiz Public Events Flyer here!












The Final Rounds begin at 12:30! EVERYONE is invited to watch the finals! The Cultural Programs are also open for the public to enjoy!

Cultural Programs and the  Final Rounds will be held in the Lorenz Auditorium in Fine Arts Building.

(If you are a parent, please ask your student which level they are in, and at what time their final round is!)