High School A Section

Students create “book trailers” for Japanese Sakura Medal contest

In June, eleven ASIJ students were given awards at the second Japanese Sakura Medal Book Trailer Contest run by the International School Japanese Teachers’ Association. A book trailer is similar to a movie trailer, introducing a book  through images and music. This contest gives middle and high school students an opportunity to express their interpretation of Sakura Medal books they have read through the use of technology. This year there were more than eighty entries from six international schools in Japan. The following ASIJ students received awards for their excellent work:

High School A Section

High School A Section

High School A Section (students reading Japanese high school level books)
First Place Award: Yuya Oguchi (Gr.11) “Masquerade Hotel”
Second Place Award: Yuri Goto (Gr.10) “Shitamachi Rocket” and Mizuki Furukawa (Gr.10) “Masquerade Hotel”
Best Effort Award: Narumi Hsu (Gr.11) “Yanari Inari”  and Rika Sato (Gr.10) “Fune o Amu”

High School B Section

High School B Section

High School B Section (students reading elementary and middle school level books)
First Place Award: Dior Ikeda (Gr.9) “Tenkaze no Fukutoki”
Second Place Award: Yuki Kasada (Gr.9) and Ella Noll (Gr.10) “Ayakashi Yakkyoku Heiten Sale”, Tanya Riordan (Gr.9) “Tenkaze no Fukutoki” and Sakiko Toriya (Gr.9) “Cleaning no Momoyama san”
Best Effort Award: Kenny Rosenfeld (Gr.9) “Ohmori Wax Mushi Bottle”

Congratulations to these eleven students! ASIJ students are encouraged to read Japanese Sakura Medal books and enter the competition this year. For more information and to see the book trailers from last year, please visit: https://sites.google.com/site/jtabktrailercontest/home

(Kaori Hakone & Machiko Naito, HS Japanese)