Japan Center directors Mariko Yokosuka and Kyoko Takano reflect on the May 18 visit from the Yomiuri Symphony Orchestra, who visited ASIJ for the first time to perform a “Friendship Concert” to the community. Continue reading
Roy Tomlinson (high school mathematics teacher) writes on his recent collaboration with the Japan Center to take AP Statistics students to a GE manufacturing facility. Continue reading
Japan Center directors Mariko Yokosuka and Kyoko Takano worked with ASIJ parent Ken Kuramoto on spreading the Kendo spirit at ASIJ. Mariko writes on the meaning of dou (道) and a recent kendo presentation to the Elementary School. 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
‘Twas the night before Winterfest, when all through the campus
not a creature was stirring…not even a mustang.
The backdrop was hung behind Santa’s red sleigh,
everything was quite ready for the school’s big day.