JETAA London quiz goes digital in showdown of Japan knowledge

9th May 2020

JETAA London quiz goes digital in showdown of Japan knowledge

Ever adaptable and keen to meet members’ appetite to answer trivia questions on a competitive basis during lockdown, the JETAA London chapter hosted its first ever ‘online pub quiz’ on 30 April. 

Over 30 people, and more including multi-person teams, joined from their homes with cups of tea and G&Ts in place of the pints of bitter and packets of crisps more reminiscent of temporarily out-of-action public houses.  

As well as providing everyone with a worthwhile way to spend an evening indoors, the proceeds were for a good cause: £186 of donations from participants went to JETAA UK’s partner charity Ashinaga as part of the 2.6 challenge, which is helping to support the activities of charities during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

The London committee asked seven rounds of questions which struck a pleasing level between the fiendish and the facile to attendees tuning in from the capital and beyond. Using the full range of features on Zoom, musical and pictorial questions were included! 

Japan was naturally a running theme, with attendees rewarded for knowing the ingredients of dashi or which team Japan beat at both the 2015 and 2019 Rugby World Cups (sadly not South Africa). However, questions were international in breadth, taking in capitals of the world (with a twist) and the difference between a Cornish and Devon cream tea. 

Congratulations to the winners!

Ashinaga’s Dr Michael Rivera King also joined the call, and took part in the quiz, providing information about Ashinaga. Read more on Ashinaga’s work, supporting orphaned students in Japan and sub-Saharan Africa, and the fundraising JETAA UK is doing in support here

Many thanks to everyone for their virtual attendance at the quiz and to the London committee for their work in setting it up. Round 2 is coming up on 28 May! Expect more details from the London committee soon. 

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