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Mind Mingle

This May 2018 saw a group of thirty Principals, Board Chairs and School owners from India visiting A-JIS for sharing ideas and opinions on the provision of good education. The visitors were able to observe classes and share ideas about education in India, Japan and globally.

Joining us as guest experts were Satoko Tabata of YouMe Nepal and Masafumi Naito of Star Navigation. Our teachers and leadership team presented and ran workshops for the visitors which were very well received.

Mindmingle is a group which provides international tours for leaders and owners of schools, conferences and The Inspiration Festival – India’s version of TED Talks.

A-JIS Sports Day 2018

The much awaited annual A-JIS Sports Day took place on school grounds on May 17th and May 18th.

Students participated in competitive sport activities while parents and guests were invited to come and support their children.

We hope everyone who attended Sports Day had a great day full of fun, friendship and learning!

Issues in Global Education

The conference for transformers of education “Issues in Global Education” took place in A-JIS on April 28-30.

The conference caused a very positive reaction among participants who found being able to discuss matters that affect the whole nation with people outside their normal professional groups a very positive experience.  We believe the conference will give birth to other such events in several of the participating institutions.

“Issues in Global Education” aims to bring teachers, researchers, educational leaders and community stakeholders together to share research, ideas and practices aimed at transforming education in Japan and beyond.

The Spring Carnival 2018

The biggest school and fundraising event “The Spring Carnival” was held on Saturday, April 21st. International Market full with unique food, drinks and goods from all around the world, fantastic games and lots, lots of entertainment make the annual Spring Carnival a “must” for families.

Once again we had a wonderful Spring Carnival! The day started off beautifully and our community enjoyed themselves and celebrated being part of the Aoba Family.


We sincerely thank you all for the effort and support you provided to ensure the day was successful.


A very special thank you for our sponsors!

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc, TOKYO VERDY, Takano Yuri Beauty Clinic, Kanaya Resort Hakone, SAN-AI Co.,Ltd, Restaurant “Anniversary Garden” Happo-en Platinum street, Kidzania Tokyo, ATAMI Sekaie, RAYCOP JAPAN INC, NOGUCHI-Sama, Golf effort, Audi Nerima, JOHN KANAYA, Garage C, Tokyo-joypolis, Yomiuri Land, Toubanyoku Salon “Cherion”, Magician Ares, Aoba-Japan Bilingual Preschool, A-JIS summer camp, Takamatsu golf center, Israeli cuisine Shamaim, Brimmer Brewing, Uochou-zushi, Yakitori Yujiro, TIKTOK, Happy Smile Baloon, Hanosachi Noen, Bio cafe Honkaku Nihon-tya to uhuhu na mikan, Its Beautiful day, VLC International, Angelic, Czech Accessories, TATAMI Goods and Takako’s Zpagetti.

We hope you have amazing memories from this year’s Spring Carnival and warmly welcome you to our next year’s big event!


The Hikarigaoka Fire Department annual painting contest.

On the 11th of April, two fire Engines from the Hikarigaoka Fire Department visited Aoba. Students from Gr 1 to Gr 3 gathered around the fire engines to make drawings and enjoy the company of the Fire Department staff. Students had the opportunity to observe the fire engines very closely for more than 40 minutes, talk to the firemen and women and climb in the fire engine.


This is the first part of the Painting Competition where students make the preliminary drawing to plan a Painting of fire vehicles, firefighters at work or firefighters on training or Painting of future fire vehicles or firefighting operation.

The Deadline to submit the painting to Mrs Villa is the 16 May.
The 17th of May Ms Burdzy and Mrs Villa will nominate:

5 paintings from Grade 1,
3 paintings from Grade 2,
2 paintings from Grade 3.

Good Luck to the participants!