32nd National Japan Bowl

Registration for the 32nd National Japan Bowl is now open!

The National Japan Bowl is America’s premier Japanese-language competition, now in its 32nd year. Each spring the Japan-America Society of Washington DC welcomes 200 of the country’s top high school Japanese language students to the nation’s capital for the competition.

Early bird registration for the 32nd National Japan Bowl will start on October 31st and last until December 15th.

In order to receive the discount for Early Bird registration, the Teacher or Lead Chaperone must submit their Registration form before the Early Bird Deadline to receive 100% off one chaperone fee. To receive the discount, please use code JBEB2024 at checkout.

Please make sure to download and read our 2024 Competition Guide before submitting your registration!

32nd National Japan Bowl Registration Links






Upcoming Japan Bowl Online Information Sessions

National Japan Bowl Information Session
Monday November 27, from 6:30PM – 8:00PM, on ZOOM
This session will focus on covering the basic information of the National Japan Bowl, including registration.
Register Here: https://japanamericasocietyofwashingtoninc.wildapricot.org/event-5481162

National Japan Bowl Networking Session
Wednesday December 6, from 8:00PM – 9:30PM on ZOOM
This session will be focused mainly on networking. Participants will have opportunities to talk to teachers who have participated in past competitions. Participants will also have the opportunity to talk to the NJB council members.
Register Here: https://japanamericasocietyofwashingtoninc.wildapricot.org/event-5481885


For more information about participating in the 32nd National Japan Bowl, contact the Japan Bowl Team at [email protected].

Excited for next year?

The 2024 National Japan Bowl Team Study Guide will be available to download on July 1st, 2023. To access the guide, complete a quick survey to tell us who you are and where you’re coming from. Upon completing the survey, the study guide will be emailed to you.

The National Japan Bowl Team Study Guide is compiled each year by the National Japan Bowl Council in coordination with the Japan-America Society of Washington DC.