For the past few years, the Japan ICU Foundation has been sponsoring Japan Bowl, an academic competition for American high school students who are studying Japanese. This year, JICUF staff were joined by representatives of ICU’s Admissions Center in this event in Washington, DC.
The 2016 National Japan Bowl was held April 14 & 15, 2016 at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Sakura Matsuri, the nation’s largest one-day Japanese cultural event, was held the next day in Washington, D.C. It was my pleasure to represent the Foundation at both events this year.