Tokyo, Feb.6, 2017 – The Japan Times, Ltd. is pleased to announce that the 8th Japan Times Bee will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2017.
Each year, the winner of The Japan Times Bee is sponsored and sent by The Japan Times to compete in the nationally-televised Scripps’ National Spelling Bee final in the U.S. The U.S. is the birthplace of the spelling bee and the winner(s) of the national U.S. final is / are invited to meet the President at the White House. It is a popular national U.S. event.
The Japan Times Bee, which was first held in 2010, is Japan’s spelling competition for students from Japanese and International schools in Japan and is fully endorsed by Scripps in the U.S.
This year, 36 schools from all around Japan will participate in the Japan Times Bee. Each school holds their school bee to determine their representative participant in advance.
Journalists are encouraged to attend the bee, to witness the competition and to see 8 to 15* year old school children show off their impressive spelling skills.
Application to Report on the Bee
Journalists interested in reporting on the bee should fill in the following form and return it by email or fax.
(Include “8th JT Spelling Bee” in subject line)
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Press Enquiries：Corporate Affairs Management Div. The Japan Times, Tel: +81 3 3453 5312;