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Diving into Social and Emotional Learning with Dr. Augustine

Diving into Social and Emotional Learning with Dr. Augustine
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....

The Psychology of Isolation: Student Reactions to COVID-19

The Psychology of Isolation: Student Reactions to COVID-19
April 28, 2020

A time that will make it into history books is usually not an easy time to be alive.  This is without a doubt a year that will be described as “tragic” and “eventful” by later academics, a...

From Catalonia to Hong Kong: Understanding Autonomy with Mr. Johnson 

From Catalonia to Hong Kong: Understanding Autonomy with Mr. Johnson 
November 21, 2019

“We believe this is the last stand for our future and freedom.” This quote from a 22-year-old protester in Hong Kong exemplifies the feelings of many of the nation’s young people, who have committed...

A Life in Print: An Interview with Motoko Rich

A Life in Print: An Interview with Motoko Rich
June 7, 2019

A few weeks ago, Dohyun Kim and I were lucky enough to interview Motoko Rich, the Tokyo bureau chief for the New York Times; she began working for the Times in 2003. She attended ASIJ from second to fourth...

Finding Balance: An Interview with Kristy Raggio

Finding Balance: An Interview with Kristy Raggio
May 14, 2019

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...

Next for Some ASIJ Seniors? Mandatory Military Service

Bar Savion, Ryan Elferink, Leo Lee (from left) are members of the senior class that will be heading to the military following their graduation from ASIJ.
March 15, 2019

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...

Our Janitorial Staff – Who Are They?

Senior Dohyun Kim and sophomore Lauren Hartz interview Ms. Xiaolin Yanzi, one of the janitorial staff. Take a chance this week to show your gratitude and extend a warm “thank you” to a member of ASIJ’s janitorial staff.
November 11, 2018

This feature is part of a series that will highlight the often unseen but hugely important helping hands at ASIJ — the people who make the gears of the school turn smoothly.   You’ve seen...

Parting the Clouds: An Interview with Mr. Herzenberg

Our new high school principal Mr. Herzenberg shares a smile with his daughter, Indah (Grade 5). He gives some advice on how students can navigate their lives, finding their passions and dreams.
October 25, 2018

Despite the rain looming outside of his office window, Jon Herzenberg, ASIJ’s new high school principal, exudes enthusiasm. He pauses in the midst of our conversation. “You know, in the Netherlands,...

How Chofu Sees Us

How Chofu Sees Us
October 10, 2018

Since the first days of the Chofu campus, thousands of ASIJ students have traversed the streets of Chofu on their way to school. As Japanese culture meets international cultures, one might wonder how ASIJ...

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