Erin Nelson (Director of Advancement) writes on the second annual Engage Innovators and Entrepreneurs Forum at the Tokyo American Club held on March 2. The American School in Japan (ASIJ) and the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ) coordinated the event, providing an opportunity for ASIJ students to hear directly from leaders in innovation and entrepreneurism, and to network and exchange ideas with members of ACCJ. Continue reading
Former NASA astronaut and current ASIJ faculty member, Dan Tani, details our Space Week activities from February 27 to March 3. 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
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.
Jean Caskey (ELC director) writes on how the ELC welcomed 2017 by celebrating New Year’s traditions. One such tradition is Mochi Pounding Day, which our students have looked forward to each year for nearly 40 years. Continue reading