Fostering a community of inquisitive learners and independent thinkers, inspired to be their best selves, empowered to make a difference. The American School in Japan (ASIJ) was founded in 1902 to provide a high quality education to expatriate business, embassy, and missionary families.
Over the last century, ASIJ has continued to grow and expand its facilities and programs. Today, with diverse curricular and co-curricular offerings, a highly qualified faculty of nearly 150, and over 1,400 students from more than 40 countries, ASIJ is one of the oldest and most respected international institutions in Japan. ASIJ is a private, college-preparatory day school for students three year
Yesterday we hosted our High School Award Ceremony! Congrats to all of our award recipients! 🥇
Today's are our incoming first graders from the ELC! They visited the Chofu campus today for a look forward to next year.
to this HS science fair for ES students in 1999. We’re not exactly sure what experiments they’re doing, but they look like a lot of fun. Can anyone who was involved in this science fair let us know what activities they shared with the ES students at this event?
Our Elementary School celebrated Koinobori with taiko, streamers, song and a ceremony yesterday! Did you participate in Koinobori festivities?
We’re excited for the MS orchestra concert tomorrow and the HS band concert the week after next! Throwback to the HS band from the 2002-03 school year. Do you have any fond band memories at ASIJ?
Today is National Kindergarten Day! Here’s a throwback to the ASIJ kindergarten in 1962. It’s interesting to look back on the various locations and formats of Pre-K and Kindergarten at ASIJ over the years. What is your best memory of your early years at ASIJ?
Our high school students were featured on NHK World for their recent participation in a contest run by Uniqlo! They were challenged to propose an innovative idea for a new store. Their proposal focused primarily on sustainability and technological advancement. Check it out here:
Today was ASIJ’s first Earth Day Market—a community-wide event to support sustainability initiatives at ASIJ; to provide a platform to connect to the local communities; to provide a space for members of the disability community to share their gainful work. 🌳
It’s PTA Spirit Week! To celebrate, here’s a look back on the mustang mascot over recent years… it’s certainly changed a lot since 2006! What’s your favorite memory of the ASIJ mustang?
to this aerial photoshoot from the 1993-94 school year! With the drone and satellite technology of today, it may be hard to believe that back then, a photographer had to take the photos out the window of a helicopter. Check out this more recent aerial photo for comparison!
This past Monday was the 21st anniversary of Tama Station changing its name from its previous identity as “Tamabochi-Mae Station.” Here’s a throwback to some ASIJ students demonstrating the change in 2001. Do you have any memories of your time at Tama (or Tamabochi-Mae) station while going to and from ASIJ?
We are very excited to announce a special Alumni Connect session: A fireside chat with distinguished alumna Merle Okawara ’58! Merle is renowned in the Japanese business world for her groundbreaking success as a female American entrepreneur, and will speak to a variety of industry-related topics from her wide experience.
This session will be held on:
Thursday, April 28, from 9–10:15 am JST (Wednesday, April 27, 5pm PST/8pm EST)
Please register here:
For this special session, all members of the greater ASIJ community are welcome! We would love for former and current faculty and parents of alumni and current students to attend.
Just two days until the Spring Equinox, or “Shunbun no Hi” in Japan! As the warmer days increase in frequency, so do the chances for outdoor learning experiences. Here’s a throwback to an Elementary School tea ceremony during the 1985-86 school year. What’s your favorite memory of outdoor learning at ASIJ?
To celebrate Pi Day (3/14) our high school faculty agreed to get pied in the courtyard this lunchtime. 🥧 Not all the pies made contact, but the students managed to get enough on target to leave our brave volunteers reaching for the wet wipes. 🥧
ASIJ has long been on the cutting edge of integrating technology into other subjects! Check out this throwback to digital music edited from 1992. Things have certainly changed since then! Do you have any memories of technology in your classes or extracurriculars from your time at ASIJ?
Today is World Wildlife day! 🦏 To celebrate, we’re throwing back to some animal related shots through the years. 🦍 Does anyone who was at ASIJ in 2001 remember when Jane Goodall visited and spoke to students? How about the HS Animal Advocates club’s Animal Walk Tokyo event in 2016? Or this ELC aquarium visit in 2010? 🐋 Share your own animal-related ASIJ memories in the comments!
We're hosting the KPASS Honor Band and Orchestra Festival! KPASS includes rehearsals and activities on our campus for honor musicians from schools across the Kanto Plains region, culminating in a concert. 🎷
Yesterday was the Emperor’s birthday, a national holiday here in Japan. To celebrate, here’s some throwbacks to the 75th anniversary in 1977 when the Heisei Emperor, who was Crown Prince at the time, visited ASIJ and spoke to students, and May 1987 when the current Emperor visited. These two visits were certainly memorable events in ASIJ history! Do you have any memories of interesting or exciting speakers who visited ASIJ during your time here?
Connor (Grade 12) joined yesterday's Systems Meeting to talk about his involvement in drafting a new sustainability policy for ASIJ. He provided context and answered questions as school leadership reviewed the draft and considered the impact of such a policy. Look out for more on this and the UN Sustainability Goals as this work continues.
Don't miss this year's Kyogen performance today — a unique opportunity to see students take to the stage in traditional Japanese comedic plays. Join the livestream from 3:10pm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V21alvhbxuU
Snow’s in the forecast for Tokyo! Here’s a throwback to a snowy day at ASIJ in 1985. Do you have any fun snow day memories during your time at ASIJ?
It's Setsubun! Did you participate in the bean-throwing festivities? 👹
We recently welcomed several new families joining the ASIJ community from January 2022. Here’s a throwback to our mid-year joiners from the 1977-78 school year! Their first-day fashion may be slightly different, but a warm welcome to all the new students and their families!
We had a surprise snowstorm here in Tokyo last week, so here’s a to a snowy day during the 2012-13 school year. Do you have any memories of fun in the snow at ASIJ?
We invite you to our next Alumni Connect Industry Meetup on the topic of Engineering, led by three ASIJ alumni.
Our panelists are Andy Lund ’81, Asami Tanimoto ’00, and Appana Lok ’10. Check out the image captions for their bios!
Join us on:
February 11, from 10 to 11:15am JST
(February 10, from 5pm PST/8pm EST)
Alumni can register here:
View speaker bios in image captions.
Exciting opportunity for recent college graduates: ASIJ is looking for two interns for the 2022-23 school year! Interns will collaborate with faculty and staff to support high school students in either writing/humanities or mathematics. These internships are excellent opportunities for recent graduates with an interest in education. There's a long history of ASIJ alumni returning to the school in these intern roles, and we would especially love to see applicants with ties to the ASIJ community! Find the full job descriptions and application details here: https://lnkd.in/gm9MnwQb.
Ah, Chofu in January....
New Year's is just around the corner! Our elementary school students prepared for the festivities by making Shimenawa—straw decorations made with straw from our own rice field!
Today's are our four early grads! Congratulations to our newest alumni! 🎓
Happy Holidays from ASIJ! Here’s a throwback to a festive holiday performance in 1985—whatever your plans, we hope that you and your families have a festive holiday this year, as well! See you in 2022!
The field hockey season starts tomorrow with matches at YIS! Here’s a throwback to field hockey through the decades, with shots from 1988-89 and 2008-09!
It's Giving Tuesday! Help us grow and make your gift to ASIJ's Annual Fund today.
Every day, memories are made at ASIJ — on the playground, in the CAD Center, on stage, in the gym, in the pool and in classrooms. This year, our on-campus rice field became the newest space where learning happens and memorable experiences take place. Take a look at this short video which captures our first rice harvest and the start of a new tradition at ASIJ.
By making a gift to ASIJ’s Annual Fund on Giving Tuesday, you’ll help us grow and reach for even more of our aspirations.
Together we can make memories that will last a lifetime.
Need a refresher on what the Annual Fund is and why it's important? Watch this short animated video to learn more!
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Serving students from over 47 countries, The American School in Japan has offered a coeducational, college preparatory program since 1902. Operating on two campuses, ASIJ is an independent international day school that enrolls students from three years of age through high school. The school's curriculum is modeled on the American system of education with a mission of “fostering a community of inquisitive learners and independent thinkers, inspired to be their best selves, empowered to make a difference.”
With diverse curricular and co-curricular programs, a highly qualified faculty of over 150, and over 1,650 students, ASIJ is one of the oldest and most respected international institutions in Japan. Now in our second century of education, ASIJ is privileged in continuing a tradition of academic excellence and personal growth with a global perspective that we hope will nurture in today's youth a bright and well-founded vision of tomorrow's possibilities.
Students at ASIJ become adept at identifying problems and using innovation and collaboration to design and evaluate solutions. They take risks, explore passions, develop their strengths and pursue their personal paths with resilience. Students also develop the capacity to understand diverse perspectives.
Founded in 1902, ASIJ was started by a dynamic group of women who recognized the need for a school among the growing foreign community. Beginning life in rented rooms in the Kanda YMCA, the Tokyo School for Foreign Children, as it was then known, quickly attracted a growing numbers of students from around the world and soon needed to move to a more permanent home in Tsukiji. The school survived the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923 and continued to expand and outgrew the Foreign Settlement moving to Meguro. After closing during the war years, the school reopened in 1946 to support the military and civilian families present in post-war Tokyo.
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