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Keeping the Spirit with Mustangs Weekly

Keeping the Spirit with Mustangs Weekly
April 20, 2020

Although separated because of the coronavirus, a group of ASIJ students is working to generate community spirit through periodic videos, called Mustangs Weekly. The show is dedicated to “boosting morale,”...

Why We Need to Stop Panic Buying

Why We Need to Stop Panic Buying
April 6, 2020

On March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that COVID-19, or the Coronavirus, is now characterized as a pandemic. This virus has now reached more than 160 countries worldwide and amassed...

The Rise of Indian Religious Nationalism

The Rise of Indian Religious Nationalism
March 18, 2020

India's Republic Day is celebrated every January 26, commemorating the day the country’s constitution came into effect. Traditionally a day of national pride, it is celebrated with folk dance festivals,...

Flying on Vapors: Those New Nikes

Flying on Vapors: Those New Nikes
March 18, 2020

What is one thing that all runners dream of? A shoe that makes them faster. Wouldn’t that be nice? Well, dream no more because one actually exists now.  The Nike Vaporfly Next % burst into the running...

Mixed Reviews for ASIJ’s Gold Card

Mixed Reviews for ASIJ's Gold Card
March 17, 2020

In today’s world, practically everything can be paid for electronically, whether that be through credit card, smartphone, or even your Suica train pass. Similar methods have also made their way to our...

The Future of History and Historiography: An Interview with Mr. Howe

The Future of History and Historiography: An Interview with Mr. Howe
March 9, 2020

Historiography is essentially the historical examination of what historians of the past wrote about an event that occurred before their time. Historians’ perspective of certain events changes based on...

How ASIJ is Becoming a More Sustainable School

How ASIJ is Becoming a More Sustainable School
February 12, 2020

Environmental issues and sustainability are growing concerns in the world today. It is important to recognize the problem of increasing pollution and take action in order to prevent any further damage....

The Legal Battle for LGBT Rights in Japan

The Legal Battle for LGBT Rights in Japan
February 9, 2020

According to a recent poll by public relations company Dentsu, nearly 80% of Japanese people under the age of 60 are now in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage. This is an incredible climb compared to...

Technology Learns from Nature

Technology Learns from Nature
January 28, 2020

Although you may not know what biomimicry is, you definitely have encountered it. The term itself is somewhat self-explanatory: it is a method for the design of materials that draw upon biological processes...

How to Define Coming of Age?

How to Define Coming of Age?
December 17, 2019

Every culture seems to have them: the Jewish bar/bat mitzvah, the Korean Gwanrye/Gyerye, the Latin Quinceañera, the Japanese Seijin no Hi ―coming-of-age traditions are a rite of passage around the world....

The Harsh Reality of Reality TV

The Harsh Reality of Reality TV
December 11, 2019

From the dramatic outbursts from contestants on Love Island to the tense elimination process on Hell’s Kitchen, reality television has undoubtedly become significant in modern culture. Reality television...

Technology and School, for Better and Worse

Technology and School, for Better and Worse
December 10, 2019

On ASIJ’s campus, technology is everywhere: iPads, computers, and iPhones are used from the ELC up through high school, in the classroom, on the buses, in the hallways. The primary use of technology...

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