The Japan Times is currently accepting registrations for the 7th Japan Times Bee to be held on March 19, 2016.
Schools registered so far are listed below.
We welcome more schools to join the competition,which is endorsed by Scripps, the official Spelling Bee organization in the U.S.
Enrollment ends Dec 11th 2015 (Fri)
- Abroad International School
- Axis Internationl School
- Bechtel Elementary School
- Bradford Academy
- Canadian International Elementary School Tokyo
- Canadian International Junior High School Tokyo
- Columbia International School
- Fukuoka International School
- Global Indian International School
- Gyosei International Junior High School
- Gyosei International Primary School
- Gyoshu Junior and Senior High School
- Hiroo Gakuen
- Horizon Japan International School
- India International School in Japan
- India International School in Japan (Primary)
- India International School in Japan at Yokohama
- K. International School Tokyo
- Kadena Middle School
- KAIS Elementary & Middle School
- KAIS International School
- Kaiyo Academy
- Kakegawa International Christian School
- Katoh Elementary School
- Kyoto International University Academy
- Makuhari International School
- Nishimachi International School
- Okinawa Christian School International
- Okinawa Christian School International (Middle)
- Sollars Elementary School
- Sullivans Elementary School
- Tathva International Primary School
- Tathva International Secondary School
- The Montessori School of Tokyo
- Tokyo YMCA International School
- Tsukuba International School
- Willpower Learning Institute
- Yokota West Elementary School
The Japan Times is pleased to announce that it will be holding its 7th spelling bee in March, 2016. This is based on the success of our 6 bees to date, which saw participation from Japanese and International schools from all over Japan.
We will be accepting registrations for our 7th Bee shortly. This Bee is again endorsed by Scripps, the official Spelling Bee organization in the U.S.
The winner of the contest will earn the right to compete in the final of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C. as the representative from Japan. Round-trip travel and hotel accommodation will be provided for the winner of the contest and one escort.
Sean Fogerty holds the trophy for the 6th Japan Times Bee on March 14, 2015. (Satoko Kawasaki photo)
Congratulations to Sean Fogerty, age 13, from Robert D. Edgren High School on the Misawa Air Base for winning the 6th Japan Times Bee!
Following 19 rounds, the championship round came down to Fogerty and Ganesh Gautham Elango, from K. International School Tokyo in Koto Ward.
The winning word was “snood,” which means “a net or fabric bag for confining a woman’s hair pinned or tied on at the back of the head.”
Sean will represent Japan in the upcoming Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.
A job well done to all the participating spellers!
10:30 Japan Times Cafe will open *We will provide light refreshments.
11:00 Registration at the reception desk
11:20 The Japan Times Bee starts
16:00 Awards ceremony
16:30 Estimated End
*There will be one 20 minute break during the contest
Please make sure your speller arrives in plenty of time on the day. We will not be able to delay starting the Bee for late arrivals.
We will have a formal Oral Vocabulary Round on March 14th. This information was announced several times, but we would like to remind you of this.
This will be inserted after the break in the latter rounds.
Spellers will be eliminated if they fail to get the definition correct.
As such, we advise you to practice for and have this Oral Vocabulary element.
All materials for the vocabulary round section can be found in your teacher’s beehive on the Scripps website. The vocabulary round or rounds can be inserted into your bee at any point.
We will start our 2015 Japan Times bee with a warm up spelling round where spellers WILL NOT be eliminated for making a mistake. The purpose of this warm up round is to get used to using the microphone.
All participating schools, good luck with your local school Bee.
Please remember to send us your winner’s information no later than Feb 15th.