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Daruma’s 50th Anniversary: Reflecting on Our Past

Daruma’s 50th Anniversary: Reflecting on Our Past

Article by Kokoro Igawa and Sejin Yu June 12, 2021

As the American School in Japan’s student-led literary and art magazine, Daruma, celebrates its 50th anniversary, we are naturally inclined to reflect on how, since the birth of the magazine, our world...

Distance versus Off-Campus: ASIJ’s Evolving Online Learning

Distance versus Off-Campus: ASIJ’s Evolving Online Learning

Article by Ren Topping February 1, 2021

When I clicked through my Edsby page from the 2019-2020 school year, I was surprised at how foreign it seemed to me. Links to lists of assignments, videos explaining instructions for the day... for many...

In Praise of the Kiosk

In Praise of the Kiosk

Article by Ryne Hisada January 13, 2021

An age-old question: “What are you going to get?”  For the average ASIJ high school student, the kiosk is a battleground of choices. To decide what to buy is to determine the fate of the rest of...

The Art of Last-Minute Homework

The Art of Last-Minute Homework

Article by JonJon Wang December 7, 2020

It is currently 1:59 AM. The steady hum of the radiator forms a disturbing harmony with the aggressive whir of an overheating laptop. Harsh, glaring light from the screen illuminates fingers click-clacking...

COVID-19 and Social Life at ASIJ

COVID-19 and Social Life at ASIJ

Article by Espi Littlefield, Writer November 9, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted everyday events all over the world. As high school students, who depend on social interaction daily, the changes have impacted us in a profound way. As the ASIJ campus...

Mutually Assured Construction

Mutually Assured Construction

Article by Anna Armstrong October 30, 2020

Ever since I came to ASIJ in fourth grade, one of the things that I’ve always looked forward to in the fall was the High School play. Every year, a group of talented actors comes together to tell a wonderful...

Questions and Answers: ASIJ’s New Grading and Reporting System

Questions and Answers: ASIJ’s New Grading and Reporting System

Article by Ryne Hisada October 20, 2020

The 2020-2021 academic year has been unlike any other, and certainly a foreign experience for students, teachers, and faculty at ASIJ. Naturally, as the year goes on, uncertainties will begin to dissolve,...

Appreciating a Senior Perk

Appreciating a Senior Perk

Article by Maia Macek, Writer October 10, 2020

On October 3, ASIJ seniors were surprised by the return of senior lunches. That Wednesday, an extended picnic lunch in Nogawa Park of burritos and cookies included games like badminton, giant Jenga, and...

セミ in Tokyo

セミ in Tokyo

Article by Akika Altman-Chandler October 8, 2020

Everything in Tokyo is incredible. It’s futuristic and compartmentalised and chimerical. I feel like I closed my eyes and woke up in a utopic simulation—my very own version of The Truman Show — where...

The Teacher Perspective of Hybrid Learning

The Teacher Perspective of Hybrid Learning

Article by Anna Armstrong October 6, 2020

Living in the middle of a worldwide pandemic, we began a school year that is quite different from the past. But we students aren’t the only ones facing new challenges: Teachers are also learning how...

Humans of ASIJ - Ronan Takizawa '22

Humans of ASIJ – Ronan Takizawa ’22

Article by Take Zoot, Writer September 29, 2020

How and why did you get into meditation?  “I used to live in India, and at my school [the American Embassy School in New Delhi], they practiced meditation quite often. Being in India, meditation...

Staying Organized With Distance Learning

Staying Organized With Distance Learning

Article by Serena Landers, Writer March 30, 2020

One of the challenges of distance learning is keeping everything organized. Over the first few days of distance learning, we have had many resources to plan out our learning, which can improve productivity...

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