J-Quiz 2017

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J-Quiz 2017

On Saturday, February 18th, 2017, 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!

Events in bold are open to the public for observation.
7:30 am – 7:55 am Registration
8:00 am – 8:20 am Opening Ceremony
8:30 am – 9:30 am Project
9:40 am – 10:30 am Preliminary Round and Culture Class
10:40 am – 11:30 am Preliminary Round and Culture Class
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Lunch
12:30 pm – 3:20 pm Final Round
3:20 pm – 3:40 pm Closing Ceremony & Award Presentation

The Final Rounds and Cultural programs are open for the public to enjoy! All events open to the public are in the Lorenz Auditorium in the Fine Arts Building.

Normandale Community College
9700 France Avenue South
Bloomington, MN 55431

Please use the main entrance in the College Center

Volunteer Opportunity:
JASM is also seeking volunteers for J-Quiz! The only prerequisite is that you have to be a high school graduate. A light breakfast and a bento box for lunch will be provided. Volunteers will be asked to attend a 60-minute workshop in early February. More details can be found on the Online Volunteer Sign Up Form.

JASM is looking for donations of Japan related items to sell at our JASM Market during J-Quiz. The money that is raised will be used to fund JASM’s programs that further promote the understanding between Japanese and Minnesotans. If you would like to donate, please bring the items to the JASM office during office hours or bring the items on the day of J-Quiz. For more information, please contact the JASM office at 612-627-9357 or email riosaito@us-japan.org.