The Japanese Studies Program and Japanese Culture Club will host the Japanese Olympiad of Indiana (JOI) in February 2019 at the IUPUI Campus Center. JOI is an annual competition in which teams of high school students showcase their knowledge of Japanese language, culture, society and history. Every year we have over 100 participants and attendees from 10-12 Indiana high schools. At the 2019 JOI, students in the Japanese Studies Program and Culture Club will serve as volunteer staff, and help to run the cultural event — a traditional Japanese folk music concert called Minyo. JOI will provide valuable opportunities and experiences for our students and highlight how welcoming our campus is.