2019 Japan Cup
what is japan cup?
Japan Cup brings together students of Japanese for a fun-filled, day-long competition on a wide variety of subject matter ranging from current events to Japanese grammar. The competition is divided into Preliminary Rounds in the morning and Final Rounds after lunch. Final Rounds are open to the public. We also provide cultural demonstrations and experiences in the morning for all participants.
We invite competing teams from middle schools, high schools and universities. Each team is comprised of 2-3 students from one institution and they compete within their designated Japanese level against other teams. There is no limit on the number of teams from each institution allowed to compete at each level. Join us for a day of excitement and fun! If you have any questions or if you/ your organization would like to help sponsor this event, please contact us at email@example.com
Levels range from 1-4 with Level 1 being beginner level and Level 4 being equivalent to college 200 level Japanese. High school students who are currently enrolled in Levels 1, 2, 3 or 4 of Japanese language classes and college students in their second year of study are eligible to participate. Beginning in 2011, we began allowing middle school students who are at the same level as high school level students to participate. See the below descriptions of the different levels and the Study Guide to determine at which level each team should compete. For more detailed information, please read the Japan Cup Guidelines.
Middle school students in the 3rd year of Japanese language study
High school students in the 3rd year of Japanese language study
High school students in the 4th year of AP level of Japanese language study
College students in the 200 level of Japanese language study
Middle school students in the 1st year of Japanese language study
High school students in the 1st year of Japanese language study
Middle school students in the 2nd year of Japanese language study
High school students in the 2nd year of Japanese language study
Registration/ Preparation LINKS:
2019 Japan Cup Study Guide (newly updated!)
2019 Japan Cup Guidelines- detailed information on the competition rules and regulations
2019 Consent Form- A Consent Form must be returned to the JASC office for each participating student (including alternates). You may send scanned forms via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or you are welcome to send original hard copies to our office. Deadline: Wednesday, April 3, 2019
2019 Online Registration- The deadline to register has passed. (Deadline: Wednesday, April 3, 2019.) Please contact our office with any questions.
2019 Fee Payment- The fee is $10/ participant. If an alternate takes the place of a paid participant, the alternate does NOT need to pay an additional fee. Alternates need only pay if they would like a goody bag and lunch regardless of their participation in the competition. You may pay by check (made out to Japan America Society of Colorado) and send it to our office or you can pay online, using this online payment form. Deadline: Wednesday, April 10, 2019.
2018 Japan Cup Winners:
1st: Laredo Middle School
2nd: Thomas Jefferson HS
3rd: Casey Middle School
1st: Bear Creek High School
2nd: Smoky Hill High School
3rd: Eaglecrest High School
1st: Thomas Jefferson High School
2nd: Smoky Hill High School
3rd: Thomas Jefferson High School
1st: Colorado State University
2nd: University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
3rd: Colorado State University