A Very Rainy Spirit Day

In September, ASIJ celebrates homecoming with a week of community-building activities. The flurry of activities culminates in Spirit Day—a day dedicated to cheering on the Mustangs sports teams, playing games, student booths, eating delicious food and, for the second year running, sumo! Although the weather was uncooperative, the rain did not wash away our students’, parents’, faculty and friends’ Mustang Spirit, as we witnessed an amazing turnout. Continue reading

Students Speak at USC Global Conference Panel

Three high school students in the advanced contemporary Japan class reflect on their September 22 and 23 attendance of the 2017 University of Southern California Global Conference, hosted at the Grand Hyatt in Tokyo, and their participation in a panel discussion on the use of digital devices and family relationships.

USC’s Global Conference series is a biennial event held in major world cities that brings together academics and business leaders to present and discuss the latest research results across the full range of academic disciplines and their influence. The keynote speaker for this year’s conference was alumnus Kazuo Hirai ’79, who is President and CEO of Sony Corporation. Continue reading