Registration is NOW CLOSED for the JASH Japan Wizards Competition, which will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Kapiolani Community College.
WHAT IS JAPAN WIZARDS?
Japan Wizards Competition is a challenging, fun-filled academic team competition for Hawaii’s high school students that tests students’ general knowledge of Japan and Japan-related fields. The competition is sponsored by the Japan-America Society of Hawaii (JASH), a nonprofit, nonpartisan, 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt organization with the mission of promoting understanding and friendship between the peoples of the United States and Japan through the unique and special perspective of Hawaii.
WHY SHOULD I PARTICIPATE?
Japan Wizards is a great opportunity for students to team up with friends and classmates, learn about Japan, compete with peers from other Hawaii schools, and have a chance to experience the Japanese society and culture first-hand! The Japan-America Society of Hawaii will send four teams – the top scoring public school teams and the top scoring private school teams for Levels A and B – on a trip to Japan in the summer of 2017. A fifth team will also be selected to win a trip to Japan if they are picked as the recipient of the Dr. Michael Leineweber trip award.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
There is NO CHARGE to participate in the Japan Wizards Competition, however a $100 penalty fee will be charged if the entire team drops out after February 1, 2017. Schools will also be responsible to reimburse JASH for any direct expenses (such as airfare) incurred by the withdrawal. Generous support for this Competition is provided by organizations such as Friends of Hawaii Charities, JTB Hawaii, and the Tateuchi Foundation.
WHAT ABOUT NEIGHBOR ISLAND PARTICIPANTS?
JASH hopes to have a limited number of round-trip tickets to and from Honolulu for the Competition (ground transportation not included). Please indicate on the registration form whether your school needs airline tickets in order to participate in the competition, and complete all requested information on the registration form.
Please contact JASH directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 808-524-4450 if you have any questions about the Japan Wizards Competition.
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