JASCO Japanese Language Festival

JASCO 日本語祭り

The Japan-America Society of Central Ohio is happy to announce the JASCO Japanese Language Festival, to be held on March 2, 2019 at the Dublin Integrated Education Center at the Ohio University Dublin campus. The JASCO Japanese Language Festival is an extension of the JASCO Japanese Speech Contest, introducing new events as part of its continuing mission to create cultural understanding, build relationships, and foster education about Japan in Central Ohio. 

The JASCO Japanese Language Festival celebrates the study of Japanese in Ohio schools, fostering Japanese language education throughout the state by supporting the continued effort of local public schools and colleges to improve the quality of the Japanese-language learning environment. Through events that highlight not only the study of Japanese language and culture but also the scholastic and work opportunities that can arise from this study, the Festival not only supports the efforts of those currently studying Japanese, but also seeks to inspire and encourage others to broaden their understanding of Japan, its culture, and the strong ties between Japan and United States.

Events at the 2019 Japanese Language Festival will include the 20th Anniversary of the JASCO Japanese Speech Contest, the 1st Annual Ohio Japan Bowl, a College Japanese Language Career Workshop, and a Japanese Education Exchange Lunch. Please see below for information about each event. 

The 2019 JASCO Japanese Speech Contest

The JASCO Japanese Speech Contest offers Japanese-language learners in Ohio a chance to showcase their achievements, fostering Japanese language education throughout the state of Ohio by supporting the continued effort of local public schools and colleges to improve the quality of the Japanese-language learning environment. Application information is now available at http://jas-co.org/SpeechContest.  

2019 is the 20th Anniversary of Ohio's Japanese Speech Contest, which was first held in 1999. 

1st Annual Ohio Japan Bowl

The Japan Bowl test the achievements of Japanese learners, asking students about their knowledge of Japanese culture, society, daily life, history, geography, and current events. It will be open to full-time students currently enrolled in a third-year Japanese language class in a high school in Ohio (based on the Japanese language course level, and not the student’s school level).

Details about the Ohio Japan Bowl are now available at http://jas-co.org/Japan-Bowl.

College Japanese Language Career Workshop

The Japanese Language Career Workshop helps college students to prepare for the workforce, revealing how their Japanese language studies can serve as an asset when searching for jobs. Through the workshop, we will seek to provide students with skills and knowledge that will be useful as they move forward with the job search, preparing them for events such as the Boston Career Forum.

There will be two sessions during the Career Workshop:

  1. Preparing for Bilingual Career Forums
  2. How Japanese Skills can Be An Asset in Your Career.

Japanese Education Exchange Lunch

he Japanese Education Exchange Lunch is an opportunity for students and teachers to connect, demonstrating how students may continue with their Japanese-language studies in college – at both undergraduate and graduate levels – and beyond.

Meet fellow students also studying Japanese, teachers and staff from Ohio Japanese language programs, and representatives from other educational organizations!

You can purchase a bento from Tensuke Market for $11, or bring your own lunch! In order to purchase a bento, you must register by Friday, February 11. 

Participating organizations will be announced in February 2019.

For Exhibitor registration, please visit http://jas-co.org/event-3215126.


Interested in helping out at the Japanese Language Festival? Visit our Volunteer page and sign-up to help at the Speech Contest and/or Japan Bowl!

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