Winner of spelling bee in Japan moves to next round of U.S. contest

National May 29, 2019

Winner of spelling bee in Japan moves to next round of U.S. contest

Less than three months after winning the 2019 Japan Times Bee, Ariya Narayanasamy spelled himself into the next round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Tuesday. The 12-year-old from Tokyo correctly spelled "bandicoot" and will compete in round three on Wednesday. Hosted in National Harbor ...

K. International spelling whiz wins Japan Times Bee

National Mar 3, 2018

K. International spelling whiz wins Japan Times Bee

by Cory Baird

Hanna Yoshida of K. International School Tokyo managed to outlast her final opponent Saturday over the course of nine tense rounds by spelling "insubordinate" to secure victory at the ninth annual Japan Times Bee. After misspelling a word in the final round, it appeared 14-year-old ...

Misawa spelling prodigy wins 6th Japan Times Bee

National Mar 14, 2015

Misawa spelling prodigy wins 6th Japan Times Bee

by Shusuke Murai

A diligent speller whose favorite English word is "floccinaucinihilipilification," or "the action or habit of estimating something as worthless," proved his exceptional talent by correctly spelling the championship word "snood" to clinch the 6th Japan Times Bee on Saturday at Japan Times Nifco Hall ...