The Early Learning Center has a long history of embracing Japanese holidays and culture as a platform for activities that introduce children to Japanese arts and crafts, music, food, traditional clothing, children’s literature, games and toys. Although this rich study extends through the entire year, many of the cultural activities take place between January and March, beginning with mochi, sumo and taiko. Continue reading
Fourth-grade teacher Grant Rolls writes on a recent instructional visit by the Tokyo Fire Department.
Three seventh-grade students share their recent trip, organized by middle school teacher Ben Lewis, to the Second Harvest Japan offices, what they did, what they learned and why they want to help. Continue reading
Japanese contemporary artist Mai Miyake recently visited with high school students to speak on art, inspiration and being a professional artist. Japan center co-director Mariko Yokosuka introduces Mai’s trip to ASIJ. Continue reading
High school teacher Ryosuke Suzuki writes on the biggest cultural and service excursion of the year, Explorations Week—a week when the whole high school heads out to all parts of Japan and beyond. Continue reading