Master Swordsmith Miyairi Kozaemon Yukihira Visits ASIJ

 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

The Middle School Movie: I.F.

Cathy Berghahn writes on this year’s middle school movie I.F. Amber’s best friend is someone who gives her confidence and makes everything in life easier. But, she is not exactly the kind of friend everyone expects. Amber has a secret. And it is about to be revealed to her crush and to the whole school. She must make a choice between her crush or her best friend.  Continue reading