Champion Ariya Narayanasamy
India International School in Japan

Posted on March 10, 2019
Champion, The 10th Japan Times Bee
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Ariya Narayanasamy, 12, from India International School in Japan. | SATOKO KAWASAKI

Congratulations to 12-year-old Ariya Narayanasamy, 12, from the India International School in Japan for winning the 10th Japan Times Bee! Narayanasamy won by spelling the word “forbearance” correctly. According to Webster’s New World, the word means “the quality of self-control; patient restraint.”

Narayanasamy will go on to compete at the 92nd Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., this May.

You can read a full report of the Japan Times Bee in the March 12 edition of The Japan Times.

Participants, including runner-up Luca Takagi (No. 40), 13, from Yokohama Christian School, gather for the 10th Japan Times Bee held in Tokyo on March 10, 2018.
Participants, including runner-up Luca Takagi (No. 40), 13, from Yokohama Christian School, gather for the 10th Japan Times Bee held in Tokyo on March 10, 2018. | HIROKO INOUE

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