WHO/WHAT: The 20th Annual Japan Wizards Competition, JASH’s premier academic team competition for high school students, returns in-person! The competition tests Hawai‘i high school students who are studying Japanese or have an interest in Japan on different aspects of the country’s history and culture. A total of four top-scoring teams (two private and two public school teams) will be awarded a trip to Japan in the summer to experience in real life what they studied in preparation for the competition and what they learned in the classroom. Each winning team creates their own itinerary, incorporating a one-day educational visit that JASH arranges, which is hosted by our colleagues and partners in Japan, including America-Japan Society of Tama Tokyo; Ehime Prefectural International Center; International Christian University; Nagaoka International Exchange Association; Temple University Japan Campus; Tokai University; U.S. Consulate in Fukuoka, etc.
WHEN/WHERE: Saturday, Feb. 25; UH Mānoa Campus Center, 2465 Campus Road. For more information, go to jashawaii.org/jwc.