On November 16 ASIJ hosted the head of Shibuya ward government’s Gender Equality and Diversity Promotion Division, Ryutaro Nagata. Although his title is focused on Gender Equality and Diversity Promotion, Ryutaro has a special interest in awareness and equality for sexual minorities and members of the LGBTQ community, placing him in a unique position to work with the Queer Equality Alliance (QEA) high school club along with the Japan Center. High school senior Sara Hoskins writes on his visit. Continue reading
Once upon a time, in the land of Far, Far, Away in the province of Duloc a middle school adventure began in a swamp inhibited by an ogre named Shrek and invaded by a group of fairy tale characters who were forced to leave their homes because they did not quite fit in…
Cathy Berghahn, (middle school musical director), tells the story of the middle school musical, Shrek the Musical, Jr. Continue reading
Mindy Coon (elementary school teacher) spins ye a yarn ove the high seas and arrr first ever elementary school musical. Continue reading
Karolee Kent (elementary school music teacher) writes on a recent elementary school strings and handbell performance in the ASIJ Theater.