Machi Nakamura (Middle School Japanese) and students reflect on the March 15 Kyogen performance. The annual kyogen performance at ASIJ celebrated its 39th show this year. Continue reading
Early Learning Center teachers share details on four class field trips. In March, various nursery, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten classes ventured away from school for trips to see art, miniature cityscapes, kabuki and learn about recycling. Continue reading
Middle school students open up about the Second Harvest support program, in which a small group of students go to work with Second Harvest Japan to help them feed needy people in Tokyo. Students work with the group once a month and can sign up for any or all of the three work sessions: set-up, distribution and clean-up. 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
Libi Savion (Grade 6) reflects on the Middle School Student Leadership Team’s (MMSSLT) recent trip to teach in Ofunato City, an area still feeling the impact of the 2011 earthquake subsequent tsunami. Continue reading