American High School Students – A Quiz Competition about Japan

According to News Web Easy, in USA, a quiz competition was held where american high school students, who are studying Japanese, participates. Approximately 160 high school students from 24 high schools answered to the questions about Japanese cultures and histories.

On 14th, the final was held. There were questions about Japanese saying. The high school student answered to a question in fluent Japanese like 「It is like 「kiku wa ittoki no haji, kikany wa issho no haji/ better to ask and be embarrassed than not ask and never know] it is better to ask your teacher quickly if you have a question to ask. 」

According to a group that researches about international students, there were about 9000 international students went to Japan from USA in 2018, however, due to the pandemic, the number has been declined to 100 international students in 2020.

A 17 years old high school student said 「I want to get a job translating Japanese culture in the future.」


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