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3/11 in Six Words

3/11 in Six Words

Ten years ago, at 2:46 pm on March 11, disaster struck. Buildings swayed and hearts sank as a magnitude 9.1 earthquake hit from the shores of the Tohoku region. An hour later, 30-foot waves assailed Japan’s...

Why Jojo Siwa's Coming Out is So Significant

Why Jojo Siwa’s Coming Out is So Significant

Article by Kokoro Igawa, Writer February 13, 2021

JoJo Siwa is a 17-year-old dancer and singer from Nebraska who rose to fame through the once-popular reality TV show Dance Moms. She is known for her upbeat persona, child-like exuberance, and most notably,...

When Every Day is the Same: How to Spend Your Time in Lockdown

When Every Day is the Same: How to Spend Your Time in Lockdown

Article by Espi Littlefield, Writer January 17, 2021

The excitement of the first lockdown is gone.  As Japan and its citizens struggle to settle into the repetitive flow of our second lockdown, a perpetual state of boredom has encompassed the minds of...

Hotspurs on Top and Title Dreams Rise

Hotspurs on Top and Title Dreams Rise

Article by Ren Topping December 5, 2020

With a short pass from an indirect free kick, Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Tanguay Ndombele sent an airborne pass directly to his teammate Heung-Min Son’s feet. The South Korean national buried the ball...

Our Bus Drivers - Who They Are

Our Bus Drivers – Who They Are

We see them every day. They’re an integral part of the ASIJ community, making sure we get to school and return home safely. We know them as our bus drivers, but they are so much more. In honor of staff...

Winter Travel in COVID Times

Winter Travel in COVID Times

Article by Tei Kim, Writer November 3, 2020

What used to be the norm has now become unimaginable. A year ago in December, we were saying temporary goodbyes to our friends as many of us headed off to separate countries for winter vacation. However,...

Bonjour Tristesse

Bonjour Tristesse

Article by Momo Horii November 2, 2020

There is a thrill when it comes to new headlines. Headlines notify you the world is continually shifting, and that this moment is unlike any other. There are those in agony and desperate for help on the...

Looking Back at the NBA Finals

Looking Back at the NBA Finals

Article by Kian Takizawa November 1, 2020

One month ago, the Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat began a series to decide the victor of the 2019-2020 NBA season. In this series, we saw superstars such as Lebron James and Anthony Davis on the Lakers...

Decoding the Dress Code

Decoding the Dress Code

Article by Sejin Yu and Kokoro Igawa October 27, 2020

Following a six-month period away from campus, ASIJ students arrived to find some changes to the High School. Among these changes were the hybrid-learning model, a new assistant principal, and a decision...

Virtually Cross Country

Virtually Cross Country

Article by Maia Macek, Writer October 15, 2020

On Friday September 25, the HS cross-country team held their first virtual meet. Our coaches mapped out a course in the nearby Tama Cemetery, a one-kilometer loop that we would complete five times. The...

Diving into Social and Emotional Learning with Dr. Augustine

Diving into Social and Emotional Learning with Dr. Augustine

Article by Marine Savoure, Writer October 13, 2020

It’s the end of the day, students streaming out of the entryway towards the buses that will take them home. Near the roundabout is Dr. Augustine, our new associate principal. Seeing him ahead, I wave....

Love, Passion, and Ice Cream: Ben & Jerry’s Sweet Side

Love, Passion, and Ice Cream: Ben & Jerry’s Sweet Side

Article by Letian Wang October 5, 2020

Delicious. Chunky. Radical. The three staples of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.  Finding this commodity in Japan is always a challenge, but one that never disappoints—the heavenliness of Vanilla...

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