Saneyuki explains, "I had never heard about refugees before. I was surprised this was happening to people, so I decided to collect clothes because I thought I could help at least a little."
The Design Festa activity provides an opportunity for students to become artists and designers, creating from their own imagination with no boundaries except their own dreams.
Fleur was happy and surprised to see that some things hadn't changed, particularly the feel of the school as she walked through the hallways. "There is still a small community feel to the school, just as I remember", recalls Fleur.
Parent, Teacher, Student Conferences (PTSC), or Three-way conferences, actively involve parents, students and teachers in reflecting on student achievement, discussing progress and setting future learning goals.
There was plenty of thrilling AISA action just before the break started, which many people witnessed in person on the various livestreams
Composed of YIS students and members of the wider community, The Tanner Community Ensemble will perform their annual Autumn Concert on Saturday November 11 at 4:00 pm.
Our art students will once again be exhibiting their creations at the "single largest art festival in Asia"
Our Varsity Girls Volleyball team win the 2017 AISA Girls Volleyball Championship!
Grade 10 students found an opportunity to extend their learning from their classroom sessions at this week's skills workshop.
High School Student
I'd like to meet the well-known psychologist, Carl Jung. I would like him to teach me how to live my life to the fullest, and how to teach others to do the same.
Middle School StudentI will be joining the Middle School Girls Volleyball team and the Brainbowl activity this year. I was a part of the volleyball team last year. I loved that kids from different grades were in a team together so it gave me a chance to make friends with people who weren't in my immediate friends group.
Elementary School Student
I'd want to meet J.K. Rowling because I lover her stories and movies. I think she has a very creative imagination.
High School StudentThe one trip that stood out for me was the Okinawa expedition. We were part of a scuba diving course that provided us with a diving certification. Being a part of a great experience like this while surrounded by friends was a truly memorable moment for me.
The kids learn how to think for themselves. This is what is required in today's environment where so much information is available at one's finger's tips.
I chose YIS for my son because I felt the school will give him that unique chance to study within an international environment, with students of multiple backgrounds.
The IB program and inquiry-based learning is so important. In the corporate world, it's translated as thought leadership, and the ability to communicate clearly is a really needed skill.
We arrived to Japan the week before the YIS Food Fair two years ago. I knew about it before we got here because I was looking at the school website, and I thought, what a great opportunity to go see the school and to introduce the kids to the school. So we really started YIS with the Food Fair.
Secondary School Psychology, and Individuals and Societies Teacher; Global Citizen Diploma
I work with the Student Council (STUCO); as a Global Citizenship Diploma Coordinator, and with STICH - the Student Teacher Inspired Coffee House.
Grade 3 Teacher
I enjoy leading the Nature Club with Sketching, an Elementary School activity. This activity always includes two optional family weekends to the Oi Bird Park in Tokyo and a hike along the Enkaizan trail to Kamakura.
I am passionate about outdoor education. In my previous school, I led expeditions to regions like the Amazon rainforest and the Lost City in the Sierra Nevada mountains taking advantage of the diverse geography of Colombia.
Team Leader of Physical Education
I love sports. I play Soccer in my own time and love to keep fit and watch live sport. My love for sport helps me in my day to day job as I feel I can pass on my passion for sport to the students at YIS.
Class of 1983
As you become young leaders in the opportunities and vocations you choose, you will often find inspiration from the magical experiences at YIS.
Class of 1974
My first teacher at YIS, Ms. Tsugawa, helped me assimilate into YIS from Hawaii when I entered Grade 2. I owe my love for team & individual sports to Mr. French and Mr. Matsumoto. I never excelled in science but discovered the importance of innovation from Mr. Kerr.
Class of 1990
I left Japan to attend and graduate from University in the United States. I returned to Japan the day after receiving my degree and worked in many different locations, careers and positions.
Class of 2016
YIS supported me with so many chances to perform koto, and that really helped me to improve. I really like composing, so it was fun to challenge myself by composing an original piece as a YIS alumni. I really enjoy coming back and working with the YIS students.