Erin Nelson (Director of Advancement) writes on the second annual Engage Innovators and Entrepreneurs Forum at the Tokyo American Club held on March 2. The American School in Japan (ASIJ) 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
Eighth-grader Kevin Yang reflects on the March 9 middle school Kanto Plain Brain Bowl tournament at Aoba-Japan International School. Continue reading
Former NASA astronaut and current ASIJ faculty member, Dan Tani, details our Space Week activities from February 27 to March 3. Continue reading
Middle school students open up about the Second Harvest support program, in which a small group of students go to work with Second Harvest Japan to help them feed needy people in Tokyo. Students work with the group once a month and can sign up for any or all of the three work sessions: set-up, distribution and clean-up. Continue reading
Through the collaborative efforts of the Japan Center, ASIJ had the honor of hosting Master Japanese swordsmith, Miyairi Kozaemon Yukihira, the son of world-renowned swordsmith and National Treasure Miyairi Yukihira.
On March 6, over 160 tenth-grade science students, plus additional interested students and faculty, attended Mayairi sensei’s presentation on the sword-making process, a form of Japanese art recognized and praised around the world. Michael Bell (high school science), Mariko Yokosuka and Kyoko Takano (Japan Center co-directors) write regarding the visit. Continue reading