Kyogen: 40 Years Later

On March 14, students and faculty celebrated four decades of ASIJ kyogen performances. The annual tradition begin in 1978, with it’s first shows during the school’s 75th anniversary Matsuri and has continued to this day, led by the same family of kyogen teachers. Kyogen faculty advisor, Machi Nakamura, and students reflect on the anniversary performance. Continue reading

The Third Annual Engage Innovators and Entrepreneurs Forum

Erin Nelson (director of advancement) and Brady Cline (learning innovation coach/personalized learning coordinator) write on the third annual Engage Innovators and Entrepreneurs Forum at the Tokyo American Club held on March 14. The American School in Japan and the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ) coordinated the event, providing an opportunity for ASIJ students to hear directly from leaders in innovation and entrepreneurism, and to network and exchange ideas with members of ACCJ. Continue reading

The Third Annual Strength and Courage Award

The American School in Japan is pleased to announce that high school seniors Emma Cattell and An-Chi Tsai jointly received the third Strength and Courage Award. This award was created by the Board of Directors to recognize the strength and courage of the survivors of Jack Moyer’s abuse and is presented yearly to an ASIJ student who has displayed extraordinary courage and personal strength in the area of service either in or out of school. The award is ¥1 million and will be split among this year’s recipients to go towards their future higher education. Continue reading

Middle Schoolers Mix-It-Up

On Wednesday Nov 8, the ASIJ Middle School had its first Mix-It-Up day for the year. Mix-It-Up Days are designed to offer students an interdisciplinary learning experience connected to the school’s mission statement of “Developing compassionate, inquisitive learners prepared for global responsibility.”

For this Mix-It-Up day, middle school teachers introduced students to a range of global issues before selecting one they felt most interested in to explore further. Wesley Przybylski (middle school learning innovation coach) details the process, learning and presentation of topics to elementary school students. Continue reading