Champion Hanna Yoshida / K.International School Tokyo

Posted on March 3, 2018
The 9th Japan Times Bee, Champion
Hanna Yoshida, 14, from K. International School Tokyo. | SATOKO KAWASAKI
Hanna Yoshida, 14, from K. International School Tokyo. | SATOKO KAWASAKI

Hanna Yoshida, 14, from K. International School Tokyo. | SATOKO KAWASAKI

Congratulations to 14-year-old Hanna Yoshida from K. International School Tokyo for winning the 9th Japan Times Bee! Yoshida won by spelling the word “insubordinate” correctly. According to Merriam-Webster Unabridged, the word means “disobedient to authority.”

Yoshida will go on to compete at the 91st Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., this May.

You can read a full report of the Japan Times Bee in the March 5 edition of The Japan Times.

Participants gather for the 9th Japan Times Bee held in Tokyo on March 3, 2018. | SATOKO KAWASAKI
Participants gather for the 9th Japan Times Bee held in Tokyo on March 3, 2018. | SATOKO KAWASAKI

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