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.
Karolee Kent (elementary school music teacher) updates us on a recent elementary school strings and handbell performance in the ASIJ Theater. Continue reading
On Friday, May 18, 200 high school students began the Sixth Annual 24-Hour Relay to raise awareness and money for cancer-related causes in Japan. One of these causes is the Shine On! Facility Dog Program based out of the Shizuoka Children’s Hospital and Kanagawa Children Medical Center. Warren Lavender (high school counselor) writes on this year’s relay.
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.
On March 14, students and faculty celebrated four decades of ASIJ kyogen performances. The annual tradition begin in 1978, with its 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