Sena Chang (grade 5) shares her essay on the ASIJ School in Cambodia—a school that from 2009-2012 ASIJ students raised $19,000 to help build. In April, as part of a social studies unit on global responsibility, Sena became interested in the UN global goal of quality education. The goal of the essays assigned in the social studies unit was for students to draw on what they learned about how people make a difference and come up with some ways they might help raise awareness and mobilize people to act. 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
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
Animal rights experts visited campus on January 21 to facilitate an Animal Advocates Seminar in the high school library. Over 30 students from ASIJ, Sacred Heart, YIS, Junten and Yamate Gakuin attended the seminar to explore animal rights issues with the visiting experts and brainstorm ideas on how to make a difference in the areas of animal rights and protection. Members of ASIJ’s Animal Advocates Club and club advisor, Linda Hayakawa, cover the event. 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.