Japan's stellar speller ready for global contest

National May 25, 2012

Japan's stellar speller ready for global contest

by Minoru Matsutani

Natural learner Haruka Masuda's secret is reading, reading and reading. The 12-year-old champion of The 3rd Japan Times Spelling Bee in March is set for the global stage, where she will compete with 277 other contestants from the United States and other countries in the ...

Presentient proves key at second Japan Times Spelling Bee

National May 15, 2011

Presentient proves key at second Japan Times Spelling Bee

by Jun Hongo

Twelve-year-old Yuichi Yoshioka was crowned the winner Saturday of The Japan Times Spelling Bee after correctly spelling the word presentient and landing a spot in the annual National Spelling Bee contest next month in Washington. Yoshioka, who attends Global Indian International School in Tokyo, beat ...

National Jun 6, 2010

Spelling crown goes to U.S. teen

WASHINGTON (Kyodo) Students from all 50 U.S. states and countries ranging from Japan to Ghana gathered in Washington last week for the 2010 National Spelling Bee, an annual event that challenges students to spell some of the toughest words in the English language. The three-day ...

National Jun 1, 2010

U.S. teen preps for Spelling Bee finals

by Natsuko Fukue

Sonia Ann Schlesinger, winner of the first spelling bee in Japan, will be shooting for the top when the three-day National Spelling Bee in Washington gets under way Wednesday. If she does well in the championship, the 13-year-old American hopes to get on television by ...

National Mar 14, 2010

Japan's first Spelling Bee winner bound for U.S. finals

by Natsuko Fukue

Students from international schools across the country competed Saturday in Japan's first-ever Spelling Bee, battling to correctly spell English words and book a ticket to the finals in the United States. Sonia Ann Schlesinger, 13, emerged as the winner among the 55 contestants aged 6 ...