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Virtual Japan Week – Online Contests are open until September 19th

Bellevue College (BC) presents its 4th annual Japan Week, virtually, this year. This cultural festival is planned by BC students with the Consulate-General of Japan in Seattle with support from faculty, staff, and the community.

The following contest submissions are open until September 19th. Contest winners and prizes will be announced on September 28th. All submissions should be sent to the above email address and we hope to post most on our Japan Week website.

Tea Photo Contest – Submit Japanese tea-related photos and recipes, such as tea beverages, green tea desserts, confections, facial packs, etc.

Cosplay Photo Contest – Submit cosplay photos. Each submission should include 2 pictures – one front and one back side.

Kendama Contest – Submit a video or a link to a video of your kendama tricks uploaded to YouTube. The contest will be judged by world-class Kendama experts Nick (former world champion) and Zack Gallagher, who are both Bellevue College alumni. Win Prizes!

Japan Trivia Quiz – Submit Japan-related trivia questions (with answers) to be used in a quiz on the Japan Week website.


Virtual Japan Week

Date: September 28th – October 3rd
Virtually on: https://studentweb.bellevuecollege.edu/japan-week
Photo/Video Submissions, Contact e-mail:


Contest Sponsors: Bento-ya Goemon, Hurry Curry of Tokyo – BellevueBokksu, Sakura-Con, Sandwich House TRES, Sugimoto Tea Company, and Uwajimaya.

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The North American Post is a community newspaper that celebrates Japanese culture in the Greater Seattle area. Founded by 1st generation Japanese-Americans in 1902, the publication is one of the oldest minority-owned newspapers in the region. Today, with bilingual articles in English and Japanese, the publication connects readers with diverse cultural backgrounds to Seattle’s Japanese community. Our articles include local news, event calendars, restaurant reviews, Japanese cooking recipes, community interviews, and more.