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Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Cheating Scandal

April 18, 2019

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...

Pledging—Against Spoilers

April 16, 2019

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...

Senior Profiles: Kenichiro Bernier and Nico van Houten

Senior Profiles: Kenichiro Bernier and Nico van Houten
April 8, 2019

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

Shinnosuke Moroka, Coach Nagano, Ms. Kyoko Inahara, and Rie Odajima pose after their basketball game with the students.
April 3, 2019

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...

Senior Profiles: Leah Fahy and Eliot Behr

Senior Profiles: Leah Fahy and Eliot Behr
March 24, 2019

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
March 22, 2019

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...

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...

A Changing Niseko

A Changing Niseko
March 13, 2019

Up in Hokkaido, the northernmost prefecture of Japan, two hours away from Sapporo, lies a ski area named Niseko, otherwise known as ASIJ’s February Ski Break Campus. Niseko is one of the most popular...

English Circle Visits Fukushima


English Circle, a high school service club that teaches English to children involed in the 3/11 disaster, travel to the Tohoku region during Explorations Week in November 2018.
March 11, 2019

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...

8 Years Later: Remembering 3/11

8 Years Later: Remembering 3/11
March 11, 2019

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...

Avoiding Spoilers at School

The high school library––one of the
February 22, 2019

Spoilers are a pet-peeve of mine. And for students at ASIJ, even walking the halls puts us at risk of having something ruined that we’ve been anticipating. The risk obviously depends on what it is we’re...

BLR-ing the Lines Between Social Groups at ASIJ

BLR-ing the Lines Between Social Groups at ASIJ
December 5, 2018

Social groups are undeniably one of the most influential aspects of our high school experience. Factors such as academic interests, extracurricular activities, cultural background, age, and gender can...

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