Leonie Finke (grade 11) reflects on the recent collaboration between Roy Tomlinson (AP statistics teacher), the Japan Center, and GE Healthcare Japan to take students to a manufacturing plant and experience real-world statistics issues. Continue reading
Family, friends and students from every division congregated all over campus on the morning of Friday, June 1 for another year’s senior send-off. This is the first Senior Walk in the new courtyard and although the stepping-stone path has taken new form, graduates upheld the symbolic walk.
Tanja Kerbs (middle school librarian) writes on a visit by three student representatives of Project UMI from United World Colleges International School of Asia, Karuizawa (UWC ISAK). UWC ISAK is Japan’s only international boarding high school and member of the United World Colleges movement.
Elementary school Japanese teachers recently coordinated an authentic rakugo experience through the Japan Center. Mariko Yokosuka and Kyoko Takano (Japan Center directors) write on the elementary school Japanese foreign-track classes’ exploration into Edo-period culture and a visit by rakugo master Kokontei-Komaji.
ASIJ students, along with students from about 20 other international schools across Japan, recently participated in the annual Sakura Medal Book Awards. Every year, the Sakura Medal is awarded to one book from each of nine categories (picture books, graphic novels, chapter books, middle school, high school, Japanese picture books, Japanese chapter books, Japanese middle school and Japanese high school). Tanja Kerbs (middle school librarian) and two middle school students reflect on voting day and their experience with Sakura medal. Continue reading