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
After what can only be described as an arduous days-long training regime, our ELC students were finally prepared to take on two professional sumo wrestlers in a series of matches that would test their strength, skill and fortitude.
On January 25, parents of second-grade students visited camps to share their knowledge of various traditional Japanese holidays with the second-grade classes. The festivities included presentations on five holidays and accompanying activities. Continue reading