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News and Updates
There's always something interesting going on at YIS. Check this space for the latest news on school events and activities, messages from the head of school and principals, notices of upcoming events, and much more.
For about 20 years, YIS Middle School students have been participating in the All Japan Elementary/Middle School Koto Competition in historic Fukuyama City.
Have you ever wondered about how our library is kept in tip-top condition? With a collection of twenty thousand-plus books, and only two librarians, maintaining our space is quite a challenge. That's where our incredible parent volunteers play a key role.
YIS parents are invited to celebrate the start of another fantastic school year with the PTSA's Japanese Summer Night Festival
There are so many reasons our annual Food Fair, our largest community event, occupies a prime place in the hearts of the YIS community since its inception in the spring of 1969.
The excitement, smiles and buzz from being back on campus over the last week is terrific, and this energy reminds us how much of a community we are, not just for learning but for everyone who is part of it each day.
Welcome and welcome back! As our school enters our 99th year of existence, we are already planning our centenary celebrations for October 2024.
As the YIS community prepares to celebrate our centenary in October 2024, it is worth taking a look back at the genesis of our high school which this year marks the 50th anniversary of the first graduating class of Dragons.
I am not sure if it is just because I am getting older, but it feels like the years are disappearing in front of me. This marks the end of my tenth year at YIS, and speaking at the Gr. 12 Graduation last week about belonging and identifying what it means to feel you belong to a community felt fitting.
Whether you’re planning to spend this summer basking by the pool, exploring a new city, or reconnecting with friends and family, your brain will need a vacation too. And books can transport us to destinations beyond our wildest dreams.
YIS students and parents are invited to join us for a series of events showcasing our Middle and High School students to celebrate a successful year of Performing Arts.
The value of teachers teaching, learning and sharing with their peers is immeasurable and reciprocal. Recently, teachers from PYP schools in Yokohama and Tokyo had the opportunity to visit each other's schools and participate in a number of teacher-led workshops after school.
Interdisciplinary Units, in which students link concepts and knowledge from two or more disciplines, allow them to explore new ideas and address current issues through a variety of perspectives.
Class of 2016 YIS alum Leo Konno is a unique and talented musician who is making waves in the world of music with his innovative blend of western music and classical koto music.
The newly-formed Alumni Association Launching Committee, run by several Dragons from the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, will work closely with the school to help alumni celebrate our 100th anniversary and enjoy their reunions in Yokohama.
Join us for a night of entertainment in this student-selected, student-directed, student-designed dystopian story that shows the power of hope and curiosity.
The year 2024 will bring a significant milestone for our whole school, as we will be celebrating our school’s centenary, a milestone few schools can boast about, and already there is much excitement building for this event.
We are delighted to once again be able to hold our annual Parents and Staff Art Exhibition.
Join our MS Production Club for a side-splitting night of royal intrigue and outrageous laughs.
Theory of Knowledge is one of the three core elements of the IB Diploma Programme and explores questions about knowledge and the process of knowing.
How will the inhabitants of four planets navigate a dangerous emergency and work together to find a new home?
Whether you graduated last year or fifty years ago, don't miss this chance to reconnect with classmates.
We are excited to welcome edtech leaders, tech educators, and technical staff from international schools in Japan for the sixth annual Japan International Schools Technology Group Job-Alike.
Keep your children active this June with our sports, arts, academic and personal development courses taught by experienced international educators.
Fun, frivolity and feverish competition is what our Head of School Quiz Night is all about.