Congratulations, Shantanu!

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Shantanu Edgaonkar, 13, from Global Indian International School. | SATOKO KAWASAKI

Congratulations to 13-year-old Shantanu Edgaonkar from Global Indian International School for winning the 8th Japan Times Bee! Shantanu won by spelling the word “toxicosis” correctly. According to Merriam-Webster Unabridged, the word means “a pathological condition caused by the action of a poison or toxin.”

Edgaonkar will go on to compete at the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., this May.

You can read a full report of the Japan Times Bee in the March 6 edition of The Japan Times.

The 8th Japan Times Bee,4 March 2017. Satoko Kawasaki .

Participants gather for the 8th Japan Times Bee held in Tokyo on March 4, 2017. | SATOKO KAWASAKI

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