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Don’t Stand By. Stand Up!

Don’t Stand By. Stand Up!

Article by Kokoro Igawa, Writer

May 21, 2019


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Bullying prevails in schools and communities around the globe, which is why last month, ASIJ ninth and tenth graders watched the 2011 documentary Bully. This documentary deeply touched the hearts of many, inspiring them to think about bullying in our community. I interviewed a handful of students to...

Know Your School: The History of ASIJ

Know Your School: The History of ASIJ

Article by Serena Landers, Writer

May 20, 2019


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ASIJ has a rich history that many students are unaware of, and it stretches far before the move to our current campus. The official founding of our school was in 1902 when it was established as the Tokyo School for Foreign Children. The classes were small in the beginning, but slowly started to gain...

Finding Balance: An Interview with Kristy Raggio

Finding Balance: An Interview with Kristy Raggio

Article by Marine Savoure, Writer

May 14, 2019


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At one point or another, we have all struggled with balancing what we personally want to do and what we have to do for school. This balance between school work and personal interests is never an easy one to find, and with AP season and finals upon us, it’s just going to get harder. Kristy Ragg...

Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Cheating Scandal

Article by Dohyun Kim, Writer, Photographer

April 18, 2019


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It has been a few weeks since "Operation Varsity Blues," the  college admissions scandal that involved universities and colleges across the U.S. and shocked many unaware of the corruption often present throughout the process. Several wealthy parents and celebrities were exposed to have gone to extreme...

Pledging—Against Spoilers

Article by Anna Milstein, Writer

April 16, 2019


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We all know the feeling of accidentally overhearing something you didn’t want to hear. It’s the one thing that wrecks your day and ruins the plot of the movie or TV show you’ve been impatiently waiting weeks, even months for—especially when it releases later in Japan than in the US. &nbs...

Senior Profiles: Kenichiro Bernier and Nico van Houten

Senior Profiles: Kenichiro Bernier and Nico van Houten

April 8, 2019


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Hanabi is publishing a series of senior profiles leading up to graduation. Here are the profiles of Kenichiro Bernier and Nico van Houten written by each other.

Disability Awareness at ASIJ

Disability Awareness at ASIJ

Article by Lisa Neureiter, Writer

April 3, 2019


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On February 25, 2019, two wheelchair basketball athletes, Rie Odajima and Shinnosuke Moroka, and Shiho Nagano, coach of the GRACE basketball team, came to ASIJ. While at ASIJ, they spent their day giving presentations to the elementary, middle, and high schools about who they are and what they do. &n...

Senior Profiles: Leah Fahy and Eliot Behr

Senior Profiles: Leah Fahy and Eliot Behr

March 24, 2019


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Hanabi is publishing a series of senior profiles leading up to graduation. Here are the profiles of Leah Fahy and Eliot Behr, written by each other.

Make the Most Out of Spring Break in Tokyo

Make the Most Out of Spring Break in Tokyo

Article by Kyler Caldwell, Writer

March 22, 2019


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Spring break is coming up and there are many families that will be vacationing out of the country. If you are staying in Tokyo for the week, you may be feeling a bit jealous. However, there are many things to do in this special city that can fill your days with excitement. Here are four suggestions of wh...

Next for Some ASIJ Seniors? Mandatory Military Service

Next for Some ASIJ Seniors? Mandatory Military Service

Article by Julie Defibaugh, Writer

March 15, 2019


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As an ASIJ sophomore myself, I am well aware of the stress that all high schoolers feel about the uncertain future. However, while most students at ASIJ will be going to college immediately after senior year, there are a few who will be leading completely different lives fulfilling mandatory military s...

English Circle Visits Fukushima

English Circle Visits Fukushima

Article by Alissa Caldwell

March 11, 2019


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On March 11, 2011, northeastern Japan was devastated by an earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdowns. Many citizens of Fukushima Prefecture were forcibly evacuated while many others chose to leave. Their homes and towns were uninhabitable due to the radiation that was released when the three reactor...

8 Years Later: Remembering 3/11

8 Years Later: Remembering 3/11

Article by Dohyun Kim, Writer, Photographer

March 11, 2019


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Eight years ago, on March 11, 2011, northeastern Japan was hit with an earthquake and tsunami that devastated the country, ripped apart families, and changed communities forever. Unfortunately, in the daily routine of many of our lives, an event that was so shocking, tragic, and gut-wrenching at the...

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