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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Consent Form- A Consent Form must be returned to JASC office for each participating student (including alternates). Deadline: Monday, April 1, 2019
2019 Online Registration- Teachers/ coaches must fill out and submit this online registration form for any participants/ teams competing from their institution/ organization. Deadline: Monday, April 1, 2019. **Team fees due by Wednesday, April 10, 2019.
2019 Japan Cup Guidelines- detailed information on the competition rules and regulations
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